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Ngwenya Glass, (Swaziland), Eswatini
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Specialists in the design and creation of bespoke trophies,
gifts and product miniatures at very competitive prices.
We are passionate about pushing the design and the material boundaries to produce something truly unique, creative and innovative. 
With over 20 years of experience our dedicated team will guarantee
the delivery of your creation on time, every time.

About Us

With our team of multi-talented artists, sculptors and trained artisans you can rest assured that your product will be given the best possible attention from its inception in your office, to its creation in our workshop and finally to its delivery for your event.

The Story Behind African Pewter

After 15 years of glass trophy manufacturing and corporate gifting in Johannesburg I needed to relocate to a smaller town, to care for a family member that had contracted a debilitating disease. I decided to move to the trout-fishing village of Dullstroom. I taught myself, and a five jobless people in Dullstroom, pewter casting. With the help of a friend in Johannesburg we learnt the basics of pewter manufacturing, mould making, polishing and all the processes needed to create a finished product. The final product is only as good as the original artwork so we developed relationships with various different sculptors such as Kobus Hattingh from Mooi Nooi, Arend Eloff from Pretoria, Edmondo Nhancale from Johannesburg and we can now call upon them for your specific needs. We have nurtured close ties with a network of small business with laser cutters, CNC machines, water-jet cutters, sandblasters, that can cut, engrave and produce originals in any type of material from resins, wood, glass, bronze, brass, aluminium, and Perspex that we can combine with our pewter.
-Jez Prettejohn-

“You Dream It…We Design It…I Create It”
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Why We Do What We Do

We are passionate about producing the highest quality trophies and gifts using whatever materials you desire, within the constraints of your budget, delivering you a product that you are proud to put your name behind.
We strive to produce items that will enhance and showcase your business, and ensure that you receive these on time every time.
Our products have a perceived value far greater than their cost to you resulting in you being able to sell them to your clients with a significant margin so your business can expand and grow as well.

We rent a workshop from Ngwenya Glass, in Swaziland and wherever possible we try to use the services of disabled people from the nearby village to give them a little more sense of hope and of feeling wanted in their somewhat wretched and desperate lives.

Our staff are trained in all aspects of the manufacturing process to ensure that if a member of staff is not available, for any reason, your project does not come to a halt and is seamlessly continued by another staff member.
Our staff are encouraged to attend various courses that are of interest to them to ensure their own personal growth and to seek and live their highest values. We firmly believe and have shown that happy and motivated staff will produce goods that they are excited about, translating to a superior product that you will be proud of.

“You Dream It…We Design It…I Create It”

The Design and Creative Process

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Sean Orsmond from Sodapop contacted us about the possibility of creating 45 trophies for a client, He had an idea and brief from his client and sent me some computer generated sketches with sizes and various design elements. We discussed his requirements and the materials that could be used and decided on pewter for the main body mounted on a wooden base. He had a budget within which to work and a final delivery date.

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The initial sizes required were going to make the trophy extremely heavy and way outside his budget. The basic concept was scaled down to come inside his budget and we increased the size of the wooden base to give the completed trophy a bit more height and make the trophy more substantial

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We took his drawings and made an original from lasercut Perspex, created two rubber moulds and cast the first sample in pewter, mounted this on a wooden base. The trophy was still not ‘bulky” enough, the client suggested mounting this on a 20mm Perspex base which we did. After seeing the bottom Perspex base the client preferred the Perspex to the wood so we changed the wooden base to Perspex aswell.

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Sean’s client approved the final sample which consisted of 3 separate pieces of pewter soldered together mounted on a double Perspex base. The budget had to be adjusted and was approved by the client and we went ahead and produced the 45 trophies and delivered them a week before their gala function.

“ The client was over the moon with them ( the trophies) and the event went very well. Well done and thanks for all your efforts and commitment to ensure quality” from Sean Orsmond “ I already have an idea for the next one”

“You Dream It…We Design It…I Create It”

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Our Customers

 

Testimonials

“The client was over the moon with them ( the trophies) and the event went very well. Well done and thanks for all your efforts and commitment to ensure quality, I already have an idea for the next one“

Sean Orsmond, Sodapop – Johannesburg

“These guys really know their stuff. Highly recommended. “

Greg Pantopolus, Oaktree – Johannesburg

“Awesome products! Love the creativity and detail, well made!“

Alan Hobson, Angler and Antelope – Somerset East

“Amazing Jez…very interesting and creative…please bring the workshop to KZN “

Kemlyn Govender, Newcastle, KwaZulu Nata

Contact Us

Phone +27 84 800 3515
Or fill in the form below and we will contact you.

Contact us

+27 84 800 3515, +268 7943 2546
Ngwenya Glass, (Swaziland), Eswatini
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