Welcome To Vermont Tinworks!

All of the tinware displayed here is handcrafted in the same meticulous manner, using only the hand tools of the bygone tinsmith. I am continuing this old tradition to perpetuate these unique and original designs. I hope that my products will be a nostalgic reminder of a past era, days long ago when a handcrafted article was the product of an individual, formed with care by the hands of a craftsman.

Products

Reflecting icicles, Christmas ornaments, angels, punched hearts, gingerbread men and kids, jingle bell earrings, reindeer and more!

Craft Show Schedule

See our full list of craft shows for 2019! If you're interested in having Vermont Tinworks at your show, contact Lori today!

About Vermont Tinworks

I started Tinsmithing in my early twenties making Early American tinware. Preserving the tradition of Tinsmithing here in Vermont has been my passion!

Think Vermont Tinworks would make a good fit at your craft show? We’re open to adding to our schedule! If you’re interested in traditional tin work being displayed at your show, please contact us today!

Are you planning a rustic Vermont wedding? Maybe in a beautiful barn, or a traditional wedding that craves beautiful center pieces?

We are designing a handful of tin roses, candle holders, wall sconces, tea lights, napkin holders and lanterns to spice up your table settings! Ask for more information about wedding rentals.

A future service of Vermont Tinworks. We are looking to expand into cabinetry! Using tin to make punched panel cabinets provides a lightweight, long lasting, durable material for your kitchen! We do not build whole cabinets, but update your current or new ones with tin panel punched doors! Design and patterns can be customized to your liking!

Lightweight kitchen cabinets are an awesome alternative for tiny living, tiny houses and other homes with general weight restrictions. Contact us about future work in your kitchen.

  • Cookie Cutter’s
  • Tin Roses
  • Tin Candle holders
  • Napkin Holders
  • Horse and Sleigh
  • Large Lantern
  • Any tin ideas you have!

Please remember our products are made by hand with no power tools, large custom orders may take additional time.

VERMONT HAND CRAFTERS, INC was incorporated in 1955 and is the oldest and largest juried craft organization in the state. This not-for-profit organization of Vermont residents is dedicated to the education and promotion and sale of high quality Vermont crafts. The current membership represents a broad spectrum of artists and craftspeople. Many of our members are full or part-time professionals while others enjoy their craft as a creative outlet.”

Information taken directly from: Vermont Hand Crafters

2019 Craft Show Schedule

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NameLocationDatesTime
Williston Craft ShowWilliston Central School
11-2-199am - 4pm
United Church Annual Craft ShowUnited Church of Colchester11-9-199am - 4pm
St. Francis Xavier School Craft Fair

St. Francis Xavier School Winooski11-23-199am - 4pm
Women's Festival of CraftsBurlington City Hall11-30-19 & 12-1-1910am - 5pm
Essex Holiday Fair

Essex High School12-7-1910am - 3pm
Holiday Craft Fair - Relay for LifeSt. Albans City Hall12-14-199am - 3pm

Our Tools

Folding bar
Punches
Rollers
Easy Edger
Hickory Mallets
Stakes
Foot shear
Tin snips

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Vermont Hand Crafters Logo

Apart of VHC since 2011

  • Supplied Shelburne Museum with Early American Tinware
  • Made custom cookie cutters for Ben & Jerry’s
  • Obtained a Blue ribbon from the Champlain Valley Fair

Traditional Tinsmithing

originated in the Hartford, Connectcut area, known long ago as the "tin capital of the world."

Leaving from this area with their horse-drawn wagons filled to the brim with tinware, the "tinkers" traveled as far west as St. Louis, selling and trading their wares as they went.

These ingenious pioneers who carved a living out of the wilderness of our country more then two centuries ago, were of necessity, skilled craftsman. I am continuing the old tradition that perpetuates their unique and original designs.

Learn More

What Is Tinsmithing?

A tinsmith, also known as a tinker, tinman or tinplate worker. These items made of tin or other light metals are referred to as tinware.

"The history of making household items out of tin, pitts and gibbs called tinsmithing, is intertwined with our nation's history and independence won during the American Revolution." - NH.gov

Read the article "Crafting Traditions - Tinsmithing" by New Hampshire Folk Life to know more!

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