Chimney Swifts Watch & Learn

Chimney Swifts Watch & Learn

Join us for a celebration of that rare bird, the chimney swift! Declared a threatened species in 2010, these birds have made a home in our chimney at 698 McLeod Ave and we are honoured to host them during their spring migration. On Wednesday, June 5th 2019 (rain date: June 6th) please join us at 8pm for a talk by noted ornithologist, UNB’s own Joe Nocera. Then enjoy the spectacle as hundreds of swifts swirl together above our chimney before flooding in to their roost. Attendance to the talk is by donation; all proceeds will be given to Nature NB, a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to celebrate, conserve and protect New Brunswick’s natural heritage.

May 30, 2019 by Aitkens Retail .

Spring 2019 - We're Hiring!

We are looking to fill a full-time position with an individual who is enthusiastic about local business and hands-on work! We're hoping you can start on Monday, April 22nd, 2019.

Job Position: Craftsperson & Retail Sales
Pay: $11.50/hr

Responsibilities: Hands-on production work in a studio setting including casting, buffing, tumbling, soldering, enameling and assembly. Providing customer service through sales and tours. Self-directed work among a set list of tasks.

Our ideal candidate has...

  • Some sales/cash register experience
  • A hands-on hobby like drawing, knitting, sculpting, painting miniatures, etc
  • Skills in organization and multitasking
  • An eye for details

We're a small gang at Aitkens Pewter. You'll be joining a team of five people who are passionate about local business and craft. We aim to highlight and embrace everyone's skills and unique talents, so we hope you'll bring your own specialty to the table!

We are also committed to providing a respectful environment for customers and employees of diverse walks of life. We will not discriminate against any candidate based on their age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics that are unrelated to their job performance.

Apply today:

E-mail your resume and cover letter to Michelle at

Or drop your resume and cover letter off at 698 McLeod Avenue during business hours, 9-5.

March 18, 2019 by Aitkens Retail .
Groundhog Sale 2019

Groundhog Sale 2019

It's that time of year again! We're hauling out the groundhog coins and getting ready for our annual sale.

January 28 to February 2: Save 15% off all in-store merchandise. Shopping online? Get free shipping on orders over $60 with the code GROUNDHOG19.


Visit our new store at 698 McLeod Avenue from 9-5 on weekdays or 10-5 on Saturday. Or stay inside, cozy and warm, and shop online from your couch. We won't judge you.
January 16, 2019 by Aitkens Retail .
tray of freshly cast pewter sits in the workshop with a quote on the image "our products are cool, but so is how we make them" martin aitken fredericton pewter

From Grinding Machines To Buffing Wheels - Grand Opening

Today marks the grand opening of the new Aitkens Pewter Studio Store at 698 McLeod Avenue, a shopping experience that includes tools, machinery and a gleaming new showroom with beautifully crafted birch shelving to showcase the beautifully crafted pewter creations for which the company is famous.
August 08, 2018 by Aitkens Retail .

Introducing PRIME Shipping

We know shipping costs can get quite high, especially when we're tracking a package from NB to BC. So we asked ourselves what we could do to trim some of those costs.

We decided to try out one of our frequent customer requests - untracked shipping. When you see "Prime Shipping" as an option at the checkout, it means you can choose to skip the fancy gift box, skip the tracking, and save on shipping. We'll send your product via regular mail in a padded envelope.

Who can use Prime Shipping?

Canadian customers ordering select items (such as pendants, earrings, and ornaments) are eligible to select Prime Shipping at the checkout. The option only appears up to a certain weight limit - if you're ordering several items that might be individually eligible, their combined weights might tip you over the limit. Remember that any items sent via Prime will not be packaged in gift boxes. 

What if I live in the USA?

Our friends south of the border now have a similar option available on orders up to $150. Any more than that, and tracked parcels are the way to go.

Untracked? What if it doesn't show up?

If you have not received your order within 30 days, contact us and we will send you another. If you need to know for sure that you will receive your package faster than that, we encourage you to choose a tracked package option.

February 22, 2018 by Aitkens Retail .
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