Our story begins over 30 years ago with our founder Greg Pietersma embarking on a mission to become a tinsmith. He took on the role of assistant tinsmith at Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Ontario. While working there, his desire to master his skills and learn from the best eventually led him to study with Master Tinsmith William McMillen to perfect the arts of the craft. Pietersma Tinworks has now been in operation for over 30 years and is proud to say that we still offer handcrafted Canadian-made tin decor and Christmas ornaments.
Now in its second stage of life and under new ownership, Pietersma Tinworks is operated by Garrett VanderBurg. He is a tool and die maker by trade and an aspiring tinsmith. Garrett and his family are honoured to carry on Greg’s work and the Pietersma Tinworks name. We hope you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy crafting them for you.