Providence, Rhode Island
Vilmain, a Rhode Island company, specializes in inspirational pewter designs for the home and office. Each piece is handmade with 100% lead-free, solid cast pewter in simple, geometrically-inspired designs. The company’s founder, Judy Vilmain, was well along the path her life had taken when she began to realize she was on the wrong path. After much contemplation, she left her position as a university professor teaching experimental psychology in the Midwest, and headed for the east coast to live near the ocean, landing in Rhode Island. The about-face wasn’t so she could follow her heart, but rather her hands. Growing up in Iowa, the love of decorative arts was woven into Judy Vilmain’s nature, as she comes from a long line of women who made things. The result is an elegantly playful line of home accessories and gifts, all beautifully designed and made in the USA. In addition, Judy’s parents displayed an unflinching lifelong tradition of volunteerism and philanthropy - principles she reverently puts into practice because of their example.