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We Made It: Cheesemaker James Montgomery

by theartsdesk on 10th October 2017 in "We Made It", Other stuff

James Montgomery is a difficult man to pin down. When I first call to arrange an...

We Made It: Bespoke bike-builder Jake Rusby

by theartsdesk on 27th September 2017 in "We Made It", Other stuff

I’m standing in a workshop in South London, surrounded by lumbering machinery,...

We Made It: Coracle Maker Malcolm Rees

by theartsdesk on 25th July 2017 in "We Made It", Other stuff

The coracles of South West Wales have changed little since pre-Roman times....

We Made It: Candle Maker Ted Thompson

by theartsdesk on 24th April 2017 in "We Made It", Other stuff

Providing the Jacobean glow for the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Glo...

We Made It: Basket-Maker Lois Walpole

by theartsdesk on 21st March 2017 in "We Made It", Other stuff

There’s a name for the abandoned fishing tackle that washes up on beaches arou...

We Made It: Salmon-smoker Ole Martin-Hansen

by theartsdesk on 28th November 2016 in "We Made It", Other stuff

Norwegian-born Ole Martin-Hansen is one of the rare breed of food professionals ...

We Made It: Horn Maker Tom Fisher

by theartsdesk on 21st March 2016 in "We Made It"

Ask anyone for the name of a violin or piano maker, and they’ll probably be ab...

We Made It: Ric Lipson, Stufish Entertainment Architects

by theartsdesk on 21st February 2016 in "We Made It", Other stuff

While most set designers come from an art or theatre background, Ric Lipson has ...

We Made It: 'Carol' costume designer Sandy Powell

by theartsdesk on 19th February 2016 in "We Made It"

If there is a successor to the great Hollywood costume designer Edith Head, it i...

We Made It: Stuntwoman Tracy Caudle

by theartsdesk on 7th February 2016 in "We Made It", Other stuff

With a raft of high-quality digital effects available, real stunts might seem a ...

We Made It: 'The Revenant' Production Designer Jack Fisk

by theartsdesk on 7th February 2016 in "We Made It"

The Revenant's production designer Jack Fisk wasn’t required to build multiple...

We Made It: Double Bass Maker Laurence Dixon

by theartsdesk on 10th January 2016 in "We Made It", Other stuff

Double bass maker Laurence Dixon has solid oak floors in his new shop-front in H...

We Made It: The Electric Recording Company

by theartsdesk on 20th December 2015

Always desperately seeking the next profit-boosting lifeline, the record industr...

We Made It: Watchmaker Roger W. Smith

by theartsdesk on 12th December 2015 in "We Made It", Other stuff

If there’s one thing the Swiss do better than chocolate and don’t-ask-don’...

We Made It: Concert hall acoustics

by theartsdesk on 29th November 2015 in "We Made It", Other stuff

Glasgow has a brand new concert hall, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra ...

We Made It: Headcaster App

by theartsdesk on 21st November 2015 in "We Made It"

Is it possible for a mobile phone app to combine functionality with the highest ...

We Made It: Wildlife photographer Roger Hooper

by theartsdesk on 15th November 2015 in "We Made It"

Aged 64, Roger Hooper is still braving the Antarctic and plunging into the Amazo...

We Made It: Stage Designer John Napier

by theartsdesk on 8th November 2015 in "We Made It", Other stuff

It may seem like a long way from Shakespeare to Siegfried and Roy, but John Napi...

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