Illumination and Elegance at Hutton Metalcrafts

For the past 30 years, Hutton Metalcrafts, located in lovely Pocono Pines, has been creating copper lighting fixtures handmade in the traditional pre-1800s style. Long before electricity, or even kerosene, became widespread, copper and candle box lanterns lighted most American homes. Today, under the artistry of metalworker Tom Hutton, those lamps co-mingle contemporary functionality with historic élan and artistry.

Tom and his wife, Xian Wei Xian, create exquisite, one-of-a-kind lamps and lanterns that can be used as table lamps, post lamps and pendants. Everything they make is UL listed and approved, meaning the lamps meet internationally recognized standards for safety. Few artisans can claim this distinction.

Aside from selling to discerning local and internet customers as well as visitors to the Pocono Mountains, Hutton Metalcrafts works with architects, interior designers and real estate developers to shine light on large scale projects. In fact, Tom met his wife while on a business trip to China. Initially Wei acted as Tom’s interpreter; today she is his co-creator.

In addition to lamps, Hutton Metalcrafts offers sculptures, ornaments and other decorative arts. At Hutton, a beautiful, one-of-a-kind creation can be purchased for under $10.

Copper is among the oldest materials used by man. The ancients believed copper possesses mystical qualities, including the ability to heal the mind and body. Ancient Egyptians considered copper a lucky metal that brings health, love, luck, protection and prosperity. More than 5,000 years ago, the Pharaohs used copper to decorate their homes and help them attract positive energy. With a Hutton Metalcraft lamp, you can too.

Winter store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call ahead—(570) 6346-7778. For more information: