filming for BBC Paul Martin’s “Handmade Revolution”

We have been working with the producers of this new BBC series since February and are quite excited about how it is looking.
Today Paul Martin and crew came to film in my workshop for an episode which will air in October. He made a bowl and I carved the spoon, by the end of the day he was tired but happy and he did a great job.

 I started planning the day before with daughter JoJo turning a bowl so I could check out how long it would take, how the wood was working and sharpen up my tools.

Today the National Trust were flying a helicopter up and down the valley airlifting sacks of stone onto the moor for footpath work. I know on camera you are supposed to do soundbites but we had 1 1/2 minutes quiet whilst they were loading down the hill then 2 minutes noise then 3 minutes quiet whilst they were up the hill and 2 minutes noise again all day.

 crew setting up.

 Paul launching in with huge enthusiasm

Close attention of camera and sound men.

 outside nearly done.

 hollowing the inside

 nearly there

 finished bowls

 Paul is genuinely passionate about traditional crafts and has agreed to be patron of the Heritage Crafts Association.
If you are inspired to have a go at carving yourself I have bowl carving and spoon carvoing courses coming up with spaces details here 
Or if you’d rather just buy a nice bowl and spoon have a look in the gallery here 

3 Responses to filming for BBC Paul Martin’s “Handmade Revolution”

  1. Tadd Wilson September 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    Robin — will the program be offered on BBC America or online? If this show is anything like the "Hands" program, I am beside myself with excitement.Tadd

  2. Robin Wood October 13, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    I am told that if you right click on this link and "save as" you'll download the 8 minutes of Paul working in my workshop.

  3. Wood Carver October 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    Great program , saw it today on the BBC.