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The Chair Maker: Lawrence Neal

Master craftsman Lawrence Neal has been handcrafting exquisite ladder back chairs for over half a century. The Chair Maker explores his making process, the historic lineage of ladder back chairs, and the existential threat facing modern craftspeople.

Mesmerised by Murmuration

Watch one of nature’s greatest displays in this stunning film featuring a soundtrack by Oscar-nominated composer Dustin O’Halloran…

Tom Westerich reveals the intricate skills of pen making

To say that Tom Westerich makes pens somehow doesn’t seem quite adequate. Rather, his creations are made strictly according to the vintage methods of pen making and using only historic materials like celluloid and hard rubber instead of acrylic and other forms of injection-molded plastics.‘This of course requires a constant research for old techniques as well as experimentation by trial and error as so many essential pen-making skills have been mislaid with the rise of the ballpoint in the 1950s,’ he adds.

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