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tom and pat hooper Together, Thomas and Patricia Hooper own and
operate ASL Pewter Foundry tom using lathe Tom using the lathe to form pewter, in our workshop.

ASL Foundry was established in 1995, and has since expanded to include the making of pewter tableware, household and personal items with original designs inspired by tradition, mythology and folklore. Tom and Pat share a fascination with European and American history which translates to their work.

We make our own molds, and use them for casting pieces unique to ASL Foundry. We also have acquired and utilize a collection of historic and antique bronze, aluminum and steel molds.

Tom using the lathe to form pewter, in our workshop.

Using traditional lathe work, we create our own plates and goblets. That process includes cutting our own wooden forms to each desired shape, the result is an inclusive line of wholly innovative and exceptional pewterware that is functional as well as decorative.

All of our pewter is 100% lead free, so it can be used with confidence!

Current Memberships and Offices:
Juried Artist Members, Missouri Artisans Association/The Best of Missouri Hands
Founders, charter members and officers of Traditional Handcrafters of America
Past members of the Great River Road Guild of Professional Artisans and the Provenance Project

Thomas:
Past President of MAA/BOMH

Patricia:
Past Treasurer of MAA/BOMH
past Treasurer of GRRGPA
Past President, Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce

Awards & Honors
2010–2008 Best of Metal Award Cedarhurst Craft Fair Mt Vernon, IL
2008 Directory of Traditional American Crafters Early American Life Magazine Patricia Hooper for Wrigglework engraving on pewter. Thomas and Patricia Hooper for ASL Pewter.
2008 Best in Show, Christmas in July Sedelia, MO
2007 We at ASL Pewter are honored to have been selected as the pewterers for a miniseries on the life of Founding Father John Adams.

The 7 part miniseries, based on David McCullough's biography, will air on HBO beginning in March of 2008. The project is co-produced by HBO, Tom Hanks' production company Playtone, and Braintree Productions and stars Paul Giamatti as John and Laura Linney as Abigail.

We have provided over 500 pieces of pewter to be used in scenes ranging from the Adams' home in Braintree, MA to the White House dining room, to taverns and the Continental Congress. Members of the art department, props department and set decoration department have asked for our guidance for the appropriate pieces for individual scenes. Braintree Productions has recommended that ASL Pewter be listed in the movie credits.
2007 Runner-Up, Best Booth in Marketplace Rand McNally Midwest Getaway Guide
listed as one of the selected destinations for Missouri
2006 Runner-Up, Best Booth in Marketplace Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival, Nappannee, IN
2006 First Place, Excellence in Sculpture
Greater St. Louis Art Association
2002–2008 Directory of Traditional American Crafters Early American Life Magazine
2004 Third Place, Jewelry (fine metal)
Amish Acres, Nappanee, IN
2004 Award of Excellence
Greater St. Louis Art Association Spring Show
2002–2003 Created original ornament for the Christmas tree at the Missouri Governor's Mansion
2003 Award of Excellence
Christmas in July Art Show, Sedalia, MO
2003 Award of Recognition
Greater St. Louis Art Association Spring Show
2002 Created an original ornament for the White House Christmas tree
2002 Best Historical Demonstration
Kansas City Renaissance Festival
2001 President's Choice Purchase Award
Hannibal Fall Folk Life Festival, Hannibal, MO
2000 Best in Show
Hannibal Folk Life Festival
2000 Best Artisan
Kansas City Renaissance Festival
2000 First Place, Sculpture
Third Place, Traditional Craft
Amish Acres, Nappanee, IN
2000 Best Customer Relations and Service
Bristol Renaissance Faire, Kenosha, WI

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