British hand crafted pewter gifts, jewellery and homeware with a quirky twist
Quirky Metals is the initiative of Jim Stringer, an Award Winning Designer. Following recognition and awards received at The Pewter Live Competitions 2013, Jim set up a workshop in Meersbrook in Sheffield. Since then he has been designing and making creative and quirky pewter gifts, jewellery and quirky homewares. All pieces are individually handcrafted and made by Jim.
Jim has been a metalworker since graduating in 1989 from Sheffield Hallam University. He has worked in Education in conjunction with public art installations and sculptures, designed and produced items for the hospitality industry, designed cost effective methods of production for Designer homewares and manufactured these for well known High Street stores. He has been a part of the cutlery and metalworking industry, in Sheffield, for 25 years.
At iapetus we spend a lot of time carefully sourcing and picking the pieces we offer. Everything you see has been crafted to a high standard, ethically sourced, be that made in the UK or fairly traded from our International artisans, and lastly is quirky and unusual - something which should surprise, delight and inspire you to gift buying greatness!