Wilton-Armetale manufactures cast aluminum tableware in Mt. Joy, PA. 

Wilton was founded in the 1930's, as an iron, and later, brass, foundry. In the 1960's, they developed "Armetale", a proprietary aluminum alloy, originally used mostly in imitation of traditional pewter. Since then, the product lines have expanded to include many different traditional and modern styles. Other companies followed with products in similar aluminum alloys, creating a product category known in the trade as "alternative metal".

I have sculpted, in plaster, the master models for many Wilton-Armetale shapes, mostly designed by other freelance designers. My models were used to generate steel master patterns, which in turn were used to make sand molds for the metal casting. Wilton's website has a good film of the manufacturing process:.http://www.armetale.com 

I am always pleased to work with companies that manufacture in the USA. I sculpted the original models for many Armetale products, such as these:

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