Inspired by the scrolls of nautical charts in her home, long time sailor, Charlotte Guptill decided to incorporate the medium into her designs. Soon after the launch of Chart Metalworks in 2008, Guptill’s husband, John joined to assist with growing orders. Now, with the help of talented Maine artisans, Chart Metalworks continues to handcraft custom nautical chart and map adornments.
Each piece is hand-cast in pewter, bronze and silver and the map image of a location requested by the customer is set and covered with layers of resin. Once cured, the metal is polished and personalized by engraving the back of the piece with a message.