Title

Profile of pewterer Ken Kantro, owner of Lovell Designs in Portland's Old Port.

Source

Down East

Date

12-1-1996

Pages

48-49, 70-71

Abstract

Profile of pewterer Ken Kantro, owner of Lovell Designs in Portland's Old Port. Kantro, 52, came to Maine from the Bronx in 1963 to attend the University of Maine at Orono. He bought land outside Belfast in 1969, where he apprenticed with a potter and established Montville Pottery. In 1971, he moved to Portland and founded the Exchange Street Pottery. He started working with pewter, and began designing eighteenth-century-style hollowware. When his family moved to Damariscotta, he designed a trivet with four inwardly curving symmetrical fish. The "Damariscotta" trivet launched Lovell Designs, and changed the focus of Kantro's work. His trivet and jewelry designs are so popular that he employs a dozen or so people, and in the last two years he has taken on two business partners. Details.

Subjects

Entrepreneurs, Exchange Street Pottery Porland, Lovell Designs Portland, Montville Pottery, Pewterers, Potteries, Potters, Kantro, Ken

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