Danforth Pewter Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Danforth Pewter 40th Anniversary Event

Saturday, June 6th in Middlebury

ACEDC member Danforth Pewter of Middlebury is celebrating 40 years of designing and handcrafting functional art in Vermont, founded and led by two Vermont artists, Fred and Judi Danforth.

Danforth Pewter creates beautiful, functional pieces for modern life that are steeped in the tradition that goes back to the 1700s when Fred Danforth’s ancestors were pewter smiths. Today, Danforth Pewter starts with a design idea, and each original model and all of its tooling are made in the Middlebury workshop. Then Danforth artisans carefully produce each piece with the utmost attention to detail, bringing the same passion for beauty and quality that have been Danforth hallmarks since 1975.

The Danforths translated their passion for pewter into a profitable, socially responsible business that sells worldwide. Their approach to business is equal parts arts, social responsibility and commerce which has helped them weather the economic storms over the past 40 years.  This vibrant business currently employees approximately 55 people – many of whom have been at the company for over 20 years.

Grateful for the loyal support of Vermonters, Danforth is pleased to invite the local community to celebrate with them on Saturday, June 6th, from 11am-2pm, with an Anniversary Party at their workshop at 52 Seymour Street in Middlebury.

Event details include:

  • Free 40th Anniversary Commemorative Pewter Coin for all guests
  • Enter to win a one-of-a-kind Fred Danforth Oil Lamp (winner will be picked on Saturday)
  • Watch Artisans at Work – Members of the Danforth team will be demonstrating in the workshop
  • Birthday Cake

For more event details go to www.danforthpewter.com/events

Danforth Pewter designs, manufactures, retails and wholesales a broad line of fine  handcrafted pewter pieces ranging from holiday ornaments and jewelry to oil lamps and vases, all handcrafted in their Middlebury, Vermont workshop. The company runs five Danforth Pewter retail stores in Vermont and one in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. The company’s website is www.danforthpewter.com.