Please be aware that all our photos are representative of our designs but the nature of handcrafting means each item is made individually so no two will be exactly the same. In the case of embossed and stamped items the patterns vary slightly simply because the embossed metal starts off as one large sheet of pattern which we cut item pieces out of.
We are moving out of Lockdown 2.0 soon and travelling swiftly into Tier 3 but fear not for I bring you glad tidings of great joy..We are open for business..We can make designs for you and deliver (around Sheffield) or post them. There is a shop on our website, a pop up shop, with a contactless card reader, in our workshop (which you can visit by arrangement) and if you are further afield we can direct you, hopefully, to a gallery closer to you. We wish you all the best wishes of the season and hope to see you all soon. Kindest Regards & Stay Safe, Jim and Laura.
" I bought a gorgeous Bookmark for a present. Sent a msg to see if I could arrange collection instead of waiting for the post. Jim hand delivered it for me the same evening. Couldn’t ask for a better service. Thank you [😁] I will definitely buy from Quirky Metals again. [😊] "
Facebook review from S.O. Sheffield, August 2020
Quirky Metals, namely Jim and Laura, have a workshop in Sheffield, England. This little workshop is where they develop and make quirky pieces of metalwork in pewter and other base metals and have done since 2014. This husband and wife team have been recognised for their pewter smithed designs by The Worshipful Company of Pewterers, London, having won awards at The Annual Pewter Live Competition since 2015 when the range called " Hook ,Line & Sinker" won First Prize.
Jim and Laura's designs include modern day keepsakes, small gift items, jewellery and collectibles including clocks, bug & bee bowls, posy vases, wallhangings, jewellery & bookmarks. Their work has a distinctive quirkiness to it taking inspiration from the natural world.
" Totally brilliant and unique. In a world full of cheap mass production who wouldnt want a piece of this. Quality and individuality, the best gift money can buy. "
Facebook review from M.B. Sheffield, February 2018
Designed & Handmade in Sheffield
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PlatForm Gallery - PlatForm & Function Award 2020.
Winners of The City & Guilds Group Award 2019.
First Place Winners of The Worshipful Company of Pewterers Pewter Live Open Competitions, 2014, 2015 & 2018.