Robert Hall Originals is home to the largest Pewter Studio & Rock Shop in Ontario. Robert & Betty Parry have over 3000 hand-crafted lead free pewter designs created in their studio and displayed in their 2600 square foot showroom studio in St. George, Ontario.
Each piece of lead free pewter starts with an idea, which is sketched out on paper and then sculpted into a detailed clay model. The clay model is baked hard and then pressed into a synthetic rubber mold at approximately a ton of pressure and then heated at 350 degrees. Little channels are then cut into the mold so that there are no air bubbles when the pewter is poured into it.
Pewter comes shipped in a bar called an ingot. It is then heated to 550 degrees and is then spun throughout a mold. This process is called casting. Once cast, each piece is hand cleaned, tumbled, oxidized to bring the detail forward, then buffed to a satin finish and then hand assembled. Larger pewter pieces are painted with black graphite and buffed to show definition.
All of their pewter designs are authentic. They are cast in themes such as Celtic, Equestrian, Canadiana, Gargoyle and Inukshuk. All are on display in their showroom which is open 6 days a week.
You will find an enormous selection of gemstone beaded jewellery created by Robert and daughter Heather. For jewellery makers, a vast assortment of gemstone beads, jewellery making supplies and jewellery classes are available.
Looking to start a new hobby or collection? Explore the extensive selection of mineral, crystal and fossil specimens from around the world. Robert Hall Originals has rock tumblers, lapidary equipment and rough rock.