Robert Hall Parry is one of only a few Master Pewtersmiths in Ontario, Canada.
Robert Hall Originals, his showroom, has over 3,000 hand-crafted lead free pewter designs created in his studio in St. George at 138 Sugar Maple Road.
To help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Adelaide Hoodless, Mr. Parry has designed a pewter collectable keychain based on the sculpture of Mrs. Hoodless located on the grounds of the University of Guelph, in the Hoodless Garden between the Macdonald Institute and Macdonald Stewart Hall.
The sculpture of Adelaide is by artist Jan Noestheden, which he designed to be ‘larger than life’ and to ‘cast a shadow’, because those are ways that Adelaide could be described according to Catherine Stevenson, the recent interim curator of the Hoodless Homestead.
For more information:
On Adelaide Hoodles and the Hoodless Homestead: www.hoodlesshomestead.com
On Robert Hall Originals: www.roberthalloriginals.com
On the Hoodless Garden: www.uoguelph.ca/historicaltour/hoodless.php
(at this site you will find a photograph of the sculpture)