lancaster Gibbings team

About Us

Fine Cast Pewter - handmade in England

Jim Lancaster is the designer and owner of Lancaster and Gibbings. Jim works with a small team of skilled people who support him with the production of each piece. The aim has always been to produce work that is distinctive and contemporary, with its own individual style. We want all that we produce to stand the test of time, both in terms of design and quality of manufacture.

Since starting out at a craft market in Greenwich Lancaster & Gibbings has developed its reputation of producing distinctive pewter giftware, selling to stores in Europe, Japan and America. In the UK to retailers such as John Lewis, Selfridges, Liberty, The Conran Shop, National Trust, and Highgrove; as well as to some of the UK’s leading independent retailers.

Through these changes the original vision has always remained. To make pewter gifts that represent the finest in British design, to remain passionate about design and quality, and strive to maintain only the highest standards in everything we do. Our continued commitment is to produce items that have that distinctive, very English, "Lancaster & Gibbings" look.

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Why Pewter

After studying Fine Art, and working in the BBC special effects department Jim was keen to pursue his own work. It was while experimenting with different materials in his kitchen that Jim produced his first pewter casting. Immediately struck by the quality of the metal and the detail that could be achieved, he realised that this was the right material to work with.

Since then, Jim has played with the degree of detail pewter gives to create the range of unique and intricate designs of Lancaster & Gibbings - whether it is controlling subtle textures in smarter, simpler designs, or for more decorative effects.

Looking After Your Pewter product:

All you need to do to clean your Lancaster & Gibbings piece is use a soft cloth and a household furniture polish or glass cleaner. If you’ve left it a bit too long, washing in hot soapy water is good.

We don’t recommend cleaning the pewter with silver polish.

For advice please contact us.

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    "Changed my mind just before delivery and wanted to swop to the Handwriting frame. Katie was extremely accommodating and granted my request within the hour. I am absolutely delighted with it. This is the second L & G frame I have bought and yes, they are expensive, but worth every penny. They sit beautifully on a coffee table or sideboard."
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    "Exactly what I wanted and arrived very quickly"
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    "A perfect christening present for my granddaughter."
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    "Just as described and well presented."
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