Stuff Sir Gordon Loves PART 1
British Culture, Design & Craftsmanship
Although we'd love to share with you everything good and great from the world of British craftsmanship on SirGordonBennett.com, we are still a new company. What we can do is every month share some of the stuff we love from around Britain. From people that are making amazing things, to brands that are keeping traditions alive to artists that have some kind of British cultural significance.
Click the images to be taken to their websites and have a butchers for yourself.
COURTNEY & Co - BRITISH BUTTONS
In 2012 the last traditional button making company in Britain, Courtney & Co closed its doors. The curtain fell on a once thriving industry. But in 2016 it was revived and now supplies some of Britain's best clothing brands. Bravo.
VIC LEE - CORONA DIARY
We have come to this a tad late but wanted to share the Corona Diary of artist Vic Lee. He began the diary when news started to filter out about the threat of a global pandemic in January. What he has created is a masterful and unique view on COVID-19. True penmanship has gone into each and every page.
TWAMPA CYCLES - WOODEN BICYCLES
Recently we discovered the story of Twmpa Cycles from South Wales. When we talk about modern heritage this comes to mind. Using traditional woodworking skills to make a modern racing bike. Although not in production yet they are certainly one to keep an eye on.
MIKE ROWLAND & SONS - WHEELWRIGHTS
If there was ever a craft that is not quite so in demand in the modern world, then that is the wheelwright. Mike Rowland and his son Greg are masters of their craft and only produce around 200 wheels per year, they also hold a Royal Warrant to boot. Their website has a splendid video about 'wheelwrighting' that is a joy to watch.
TOM HUGHES - PAINTER
There is something so real and yet so unreal about Tom Hughes' paintings we just love them at Sir Gordon Bennett. The normality of everyday life and of modern cityscapes and landscapes but done with such a deft, traditional touch.