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British Craftsmanship

British Craftsmanship means elegance, means luxury, but most of all means hard work and passion for what you do!


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British Craftsmanship (2)Craftsmanship. Photo: ©Morpheus London

British Craftsmanship is a European Treasure. To support it, London Craft Week was created, “an annual event which showcases fine craftsmanship over a journey-of-discovery program featuring peculiar workshops and unknown makers alongside celebrated master artisans, renowned studios, art galleries, shops and luxury brands.” This is what you can find at London Craft Week.

 

British Craftsmanship (3)London Design Week 2018. Photo: ©IFDM

Now speaking of Guy Salter, he is de Chairman of London Craft Week, he said that “London Craft Week is a response to a renaissance in the appreciation of creativity and craft; to the role of hand, head, unique skills and true talent. It is another example of what, at its best, the world’s creative capital does so well – mixing glamourwith cutting edge; heritage and contemporary and the commercial with the cultural”.

British Craftsmanship (4)Craftsmanship: Master Artisan in his workshop. Photo: ©The Dots

We’ve to value the British Craftsmanship because it is something beyond words, with incredible techniques and passion for the work. London Craft Week was created to elevate the craftsmanship to a whole new level.

British Craftsmanship (5)Craftsmanship: Beautifully engraved shotgun by William & Son, London. Photo: ©Quill and Pad

William & Son were the first-class brand that offers exquisite collections from jewelry and handbags to board games and guns, most of which can be custom made.

British Craftsmanship (6)Craftsmanship. Photo: ©Aiveen Daly

All of this has included projects like A Celebration of British Craftsmanship, that shows us the behind the scenes of the dedicated lives of some of the craftsmen that the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) supported over the years. Here you can have an idea of the importance of the British Craftsmanship.

British Craftsmanship (7)Craftsmanship: Jenny Pickford, QEST Scholar 2010, Artist Blacksmith. Photo: ©Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust was created a long time ago, on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s 90th Birthday and it has one important mission that remains until today: “to maintain Britain’s cultural heritage by supporting excellence in British craftsmanship through funding the training and education of talented and aspiring craftsmen.”

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British Craftsmanship (8)Craftsmanship: Andrian Melka, QEST Scholar 2008, Sculptor. Photo: ©Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust

A very important thing to know about Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust is that they encourage true skill, knowledge, respect for traditions and innovation.

British Craftsmanship (9)Craftsmanship: Shem Mackey, QEST Scholar 1998, Luthier. Photo: ©Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust

You’ve had the possibility to understand a little bit more about the British Craftsmanship and so did we! One more thing, Britain’s traditional crafts and techniques will continue to grow and expand “if luxury brands, associations and the government keep on funding incredible projects to raise the quality level of clothing, accessories, watches, jewelry, silverwareand homeware designs, among others.”


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