Who is the Pietersma Tinworks?

The Pietersma Tinworks was founded by Greg Pietersma. A maker at heart, Greg knew immediately he had found his material when he worked as an apprentice at historic Upper Canada Village. To develop his skills, he furthered his apprenticeship with noted master tinsmith Billy McMillen of Staten Island NY.
Along the way Greg decided his dream was to work for himself. In 1991 he started The Tin Shop which was incorporated as The Pietersma Tinworks, Ltd in 1998.
Originally Greg made reproductions of pieces made by 19th century tinsmiths. Gradually Greg adapted these pieces into a collection of products that fit the 21st century, and designed and built tools and machines to help with the adaptations.