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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

BBC4 Handmade

If you enjoyed the BBC4 show 'Handmade' on Monday evening, you might like to see some more of Owen, Jim and Michael's work.

The BBC production is quite beautiful, they are proper films rather than TV shows, with no narration or music. Just the skills of some remarkable craftsmen, skillfully displayed by some remarkable filmmakers, I for one will certainly be keeping an eye out for more of Richard Bright and Ian Denyer's work. Supplementary material with the craftsmen talking about their work has now been made available online.

As well as making and selling exquisite knives, axes and hammers, Owen Bush also runs training courses at his South London forge.

Michael's work is available directly or through many of the better galleries in London, New York and Paris, including our friends at the Conran Shop.

Renowned Windsor chairmaker Jim Steele is based just a few miles up the road from Workshop Heaven in the beautiful Warwickshire village of Southam.

Here are some links to the facebook pages and websites of the craftsmen involved, please take a moment to give them a like, share or a comment: