British artisans look to alternative markets

We are reproducing this article with great thanks to Arena Media and Jon Wilks

Three artisans discuss the state of the British arts and crafts movement and how the market for locally crafted goods may be further afield than you think

Back in the late '70s, as the Sex Pistols threatened anarchy in the UK, a budding young craftsman borrowed £600 from his sister in order to build a bed. While punk raged around him, the young man turned his mind from the vitriol to the traditional, carving both the bed and a reputation that would outlive the cultural climate it was born into by many years. “If anyone had told me that, 35 years on, I would be working alongside 170 others who share my passion and commitment,” Says Warren Evans, arguably London's most celebrated bedmaker, “I would never have believed it.”

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