Meet the top pewtersmiths of Missouri (LISTEN)

by | Jan 24, 2024 | Show Me Today

Scottish shortbread cookie stamps, port cups, Portuguese candle holders, New England beakers, salt cellars, Colonial table chalices, and Scottish quashes (two-handled drinking cups)—if it’s crafted from pewter and have historical significance, you’ll find them at ASL Pewter in Ste. Genevieve. Thomas Hooper, the master craftsman, and Patricia Hooper, the master saleswoman, and pewtersmith, bring expertise and entertainment to their craft. The native Californians, who moved to Missouri to pursue their career, join Show Me Today to discuss pewter’s historical use and journey.