Joe Farchaus is a native New Englander and resides in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire. Joe’s study as a pewtersmith began nearly a decade ago. Joe’s work is based upon fashioning items by hand starting from sheet pewter. The pewter is cut, hammered, soldered and finished with a series of polishing steps. The polished or satin finished products include contemporary plates, bowls, candleholders, napkin rings, cups, and boxes. Many of Joe’s works include enamel or hand engraved features to accentuate the work by adding color and textures. Typically, the enamel or engraving work adds a symbolic touch of New Hampshire.