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CBY - Design Studio

In 2013, sculptor and carpenter Sam Kennedy met multi-skilled maker James Gilpin at a shared workshop in London. After becoming friends - and consistently helping one another out on their projects - the two decided it made sense to team up as Commissioned By You. As their business grew and more complex commissions were won, the pair sought a workshop to rent with more space, h ...

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Rob Quirk + Quirk Cycles

‘Your steel bike will outlive you’ I don’t want people to see my bike design as rarified or made with blood and tears, the work of an artisan. I want people putting my bikes to task: taking them on adventures, racing the weekend and not being scared of using it. As a discipline, frame building is on its way back up after a generation of decline. “People moved away from steel ...

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Joe Buckingham - The Gentleman Blacksmith, Talks Making

‘I love it: I got in and couldn't get out’ “Sometimes, if I’m driving round the countryside or walking round town I can say ‘made that’, ‘made that’. It’s a great feeling to know you’ve contributed to the world around you.” Joe Buckingham is The Gentleman Blacksmith. Or vice versa. Skilled in metalwork, design, and woodwork, Joe has 15 years' experience, a mighty portfolio, a ...

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