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pottery in Stoke

I am no expert on pottery in Stoke but was just horrified to learn that Wedgwood has moved production to Jakata, Indonesia. Here is a short youtube of the Wedgwood factory “Made in England” 2007 and a longer one of a guy demonstrating throwing. Now listen to BBC Radio Stoke doing a 3 minute feature […]

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throw away your mower and get a scythe

This is a gorgeous hand forged Austrian scythe.   And here is my friend Steve Tomlin and his Austrian partner Christiane Lechner, they are visiting Edale this week en route to the West Country scythe festival next weekend where Christiane will be teaching a masterclass. I have been fancying getting into scything for a while […]

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the last glass eye maker

From The Times online “IN A SMALL room overlooking a quiet North London street, Jost Haas sits in a white coat at a cluttered table, delicately blowing into a glass tube until a ball bubbles out from the end. Using skills unchanged for 170 years, he is making an artificial eye such as those that […]

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Savile Row tailoring, a great speaker for the V&A crafts conference

We have now booked our final speaker for the Heritage Crafts Association spring conference and I am delighted to have Mark Henderson chair of the Savile Row Bespoke association giving the opening speech. Savile Row tailoring is renowned the world over as something of quality and heritage along with a certain restrained and timeless style, […]

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Trevor Austen rakemaker

This for me is a very sad video, my friend Trevor Austen rakemaker filmed after the onset of motor nurone disease. Sad too because this viable business died and the workshop was broken up when he could no longer work. Trevor finally passed away on Christmas day. Here are a few more articles about Trevor’s […]

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