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Forge & Carve

Forge & Carve

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With knowledge passed down through the centuries, the presence of traditional crafts such as spoon carving, leather working, and knife making is becoming more and more pronounced in contemporary culture and on platforms such as social media and e-commerce. As the pressures of a fast-paced, modern-day life weigh on people, many seek solace in more manual, artful practices that take us out of ourselves and produce something beautiful and useful.

Forge & Carve looks at eighteen crafters and how and why they create the items they do. From basket weaver to blacksmith, from potter to bowyer, meet some of the talented people behind this revival of time-honoured techniques and discover how they make a living from their artistry. Admire their craftsmanship; share their enthusiasm; and learn from their philosophy.

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With knowledge passed down through the centuries, the presence of traditional crafts such as spoon carving, leatherworking, and knife making is becoming more and more pronounced in contemporary culture and on platforms such as social media and e-commerce. As the pressures of a fast-paced, modern-day life weigh on people, many seek solace in more manual, artful practices that take us out of ourselves and produce something beautiful and useful.

Forge & Carve looks at eighteen crafters and how and why they create the items they do. From basket weaver to blacksmith, from potter to bowyer, meet some of the talented people behind this revival of time-honoured techniques and discover how they make a living from their artistry. Admire their craftsmanship; share their enthusiasm; and learn from their philosophy.

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Hardback 320 pages
Dimensions: 165mm x 250mm
Paper quality: Full colour premium paper pages
ISBN: 978-1-909414-65-5

Contents and contributors

Foreword by Robin Wood, MBE

My journey into the woods by Tom Greenway

Blacksmithing by Matt Jenkins

Knife making by Ben Orford

Axe making by John Neeman

Woodworking by EJ Osborne

Spoon carving by Éamonn O'Sullivan

Woodturning by Yoav Elkayam and Franz Josef Keilhofer

Chair making by Bernard Chandley

Leather working by Lois Orford and Ruth Pullan

Coracle making by Peter Faulkner

Basket making by May Tove Lindås

Trug making by Tony Hitchcock

Pottery by Mitch Iburg and Sarah Pike

Broom making by Justin D. Burton

Bow making by Simon van der Heijden

Handsewn shoemaking by Carréducker

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