Handmade: By Royal Appointment (4 x 30′) -Follows the making of four beautiful objects, handcrafted by companies with a Royal Warrant.
In Stoke, we follow the painstaking process behind the making of a Wedgwood vase, hearing from potters and craftspeople who have perfected their skills over decades, and discover how this quintessentially British brand is reinventing itself for the 21st century. In Wedgwood, London, we go behind the doors of bespoke shoemakers John Lobb, the family business whose traditions have changed little in five generations.
Travelling between workshops in Hamburg and London, the film about Steinway & Co lifts the lid on the making of a grand piano, ending with renowned pianist Lang Lang performing at the Royal Albert Hall. The final film in the series profiles silversmith Simon Benney, holder of three Royal Warrants, who continues the legacy of his father Gerald Benney, creating beautiful jewellery and exquisite silverware.