Tag Archives: Artisans

Where Will We Get the Skills?

There was an idiot on the radio, the other morning, as there all too frequently is.  He was a journalist interviewing a guest, talking about the economy.  The hoary old subject of Britain’s decline as artisans, craftspeople and as the … Continue reading

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Prescribed Process versus Personal Commitment

There’s no easy way to say this.  Most Western companies that make things make trash.  It’s not up to standard.  Much of it is breakable, worthless, prematurely-obsolescent junk.  Don’t believe me?  As a trivial example, compare and contrast the glossy, … Continue reading

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The Story of Lost Arts

I last came here when my son was a very young, wriggly, distracted, bored, little boy, who wanted to run off and explore.  We stood for a while, watching the artisans ply their craft.  There were marvels being produced.  The … Continue reading

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Artisan Factory Tours

This is a sweeping generalisation, but I love factory tours.  Any time I get to see how something is made, where I can see talented artisans creating things, with their hands, minds and with devilishly clever and intricately thought out … Continue reading

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Made With Contempt

I was watching a television show aimed at children, the other day, called “How It’s Made”.  http://science.discovery.com/tv/how-its-made/ The show is a documentary program showing how common, everyday items (including foodstuffs like bubblegum, industrial products such as motors, musical instruments such as guitars, and sporting … Continue reading

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