The Pewter Shop was established in 1935 by Lewis Whitney and his wife Blanche in Rockport, MA. Their plan was to produce fine hand crafted products in pewter and other metals to be offered in their shop in the growing arts community on Bearskin Neck. Surrounded by the vibrant scene populated by fishermen, boat builders, artists, and other artisans, the Whitneys found inspiration to pursue their craft. It wasn’t long before there were upwards of seven craftsmen at work hand- hammering plates, bowls, and other items in the workshop. This history of making pewter on the premises has continued without interruption for the past seventy years. The current owners, the Murch family, were first involved in 1938 when Lawson, at the age of twelve, went to work for the Whitneys. In 1960, ownership passed from the Whitneys to Lawson and Herdis Murch. The tradition continues with son Chris, who has been active in the business since 1970, assuming ownership in 2005.
Be sure to stop by next time you are in Rockport! There will be a great selection of Dune Jewelry along with many other gifts and home accents to choose from. You are sure to find something for everyone!
The Pewter Shop
16 Bearskin Neck
Rockport, MA 01966