Innovative Artisans fine pewter
Innovative Artisans fine pewter

Innovative Artisans fine pewter

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Innovative Artisans Fine Pewter
Louise McBeath Schoepp and Al Schoepp
Warburg, Alberta.

Together in their home studio workshop in rural Central Alberta, Al and Louise design and create unique metal art from sheet and molten pewter, primarily using hand tools. Pewter is a beautiful silvery coloured metal alloy, with the main ingredient being tin. It does not tarnish and can have a lovely shine.
   Al is a pilot with a passion for metal work and Louise is a Scottish nurse with a love of nature and art. Much of their work is inspired by Alberta, Scotland or a combination of the two, and includes bowls, bookmarks, ornaments, hairclips and creating pewter wall art by carving and casting molten pewter into cuttlefish bone. Most recently they have also been engraving other metals, making miniatures from felt and using a wood lathe to turn and create unique wooden and acrylic pens.
   Louise and Al first began creating, showing and selling their pewter art several years ago, their debut show being the Reynolds-Alberta Museum Metal Art Show and Sale in September 2013. Since then, their pewter and other art has been accepted into several select Alberta galleries.
“We truly have a creative partnership, as one of us could not do this without the contribution of the other.”
– Al and Louise live with their young daughter on their lovely garlic farm acreage near Warburg, Alberta.