Phil Barnes –

A craftsman's Journey

An inspirational new book

by Linda Barnes & Gordon Hamme

Exquisitely made objet and jewellery have captivated people throughout the centuries but the working world behind the creation of these beautiful pieces is for most of us a mystery. This book is a record of Phil Barnes’ working life and career, a master in the art of engraving and enamelling, which is richly illustrated with many of his finest pieces. It gives a unique insight into his own life as an apprentice and master and the jewellery trade from the 1920s when his father first began his own apprenticeship.

A first edition hard-back book, 130 pages produced in full colour throughout.

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£30 plus delivery (order at bottom of page)

Business Course for Creative Artisans

An motivational new book

by Dr Gordon Hamme in partnership with Birmingham Assay Office

A practical, pragmatic, ‘learning-by-doing’ business course. Supporting artisans to develop their ideas and skills into commercially viable businesses.

This is a simple (but not simplistic), practical guide for craftspeople on the essentials of surviving in business. The author understands both craft, and business; his approach demystifies starting and building a craft enterprise.”

Professor Julius Weinberg

Former Vice Chancellor Kingston University

A first edition soft-back book, 130 pages produced in full colour throughout.

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£14.95 plus delivery (order at bottom of page)

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