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Handmade

This popular series of 26 short films shows artisans at work. Each film is set to music with no narration. Winner of the Erasmus Bridge Award.

Handmade  
  • Emma Granger Makes Hand Made Music
    Friday, September 6
    10:13 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Emma Granger makes handmade music.
  • Willard Makes The World's Smallest Sculpture
    Friday, September 6
    10:17 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Willard makes the world's smallest sculpture.
  • Christopher Austin Writes Beautifully
    Friday, September 13
    10:19 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Christopher Austin writes beautifully.

 

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  • Emma Granger Makes Hand Made Music
    Friday, August 23
    10:11 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Emma Granger makes handmade music.
  • George Constable Makes A Swan
    Friday, August 16
    10:23 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    George Constable makes a swan.
  • Roger Barnes Makes A Brooch
    Tuesday, August 13
    2:53 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Roger Barnes makes a brooch.
  • Helene Morgan Makes A Kite
    Tuesday, August 13
    2:49 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Helene Morgan makes a kite.
  • Christopher Austin Writes Beautifully
    Tuesday, August 13
    2:45 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Christopher Austin writes beautifully.
  • Willard Makes The World's Smallest Sculpture
    Tuesday, August 13
    2:40 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Willard makes the world's smallest sculpture.
  • Emma Granger Makes Hand Made Music
    Tuesday, August 13
    2:36 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Emma Granger makes handmade music.
  • George Constable Makes A Swan
    Tuesday, August 13
    2:31 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    George Constable makes a swan.
  • Adam Madebe Creates An African Family
    Tuesday, August 13
    2:27 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    An artist from Zimbabwe creates life-size figures in clay of an African family.
  • Sarah Nagy Makes A Cake
    Tuesday, August 13
    2:22 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Sarah Nagy chooses Brighton Pier as the subject for her cake.
  • Micky Charalambous Makes Ballet Shoes
    Tuesday, August 13
    2:18 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Comfortable, well-fitting shoes are essential for an art form that puts so much strain on the feet.
  • Jyoti Taglani Paints A Bride's Hands
    Tuesday, August 13
    2:14 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Demonstrates the traditional Indian art of henna painting, of particular significance at a marriage ceremony when the bride's hands are always seen painted in this way.
  • John Gassom Makes A Cricket Bat
    Tuesday, August 13
    2:09 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Making a cricket bat involves team work and many steps before a bat is labeled and ready for use.
  • Diane Barnes Prints A Fish
    Tuesday, August 13
    2:05 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    An aquarium full of tropical fish serves as inspiration for Diane Barnes for the creation of a print of a Puffer fish.
  • Willard Wigan Makes A Model Airplane
    Tuesday, August 13
    2:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    This program highlights the high precision skills of an artist/ craftsman working with delicate materials on a small scale - the need for excellent eyesight, patience and a steady hand. Finally Willard launches the aircraft which glides round the sculptures in his gallery like a giant, diaphanous dragonfly.
  • Mikhail Dvornikov Carves A Bear
    Tuesday, August 13
    1:55 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    By using a simple spring and positioning the axe in the bear's paw, a simple movement creates the effect of the bear chopping the log.
  • Amanda Bevan Decorates A Candle
    Tuesday, August 13
    1:51 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Amanda uses a pigmented 'dip and carve' wax specially blended to stay soft longer to allow time for decoration.
  • Lawrence Mcgowan Paints A Pot
    Tuesday, August 13
    1:46 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Laurence throws a pot, then the program focuses on Laurence's painting techniques. He uses a very fluid style with simple bold brush strokes to create natural images - leaves, branches and birds on this occasion.
  • Robin Wood Turns A Wooden Bowl
    Tuesday, August 13
    1:42 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Robin chops a slice from an elm log with the grain running across the wood. He draws a circle on the wood and cuts the rough shape of a solid bowl, using an axe. In his workshop, he hammers a pole into the wood to attach it to his lathe. Working the treadle with his foot to turn the wood back and forth, he uses special tools to carve the outside and then the inside of the bowl. Finally he shaves off the wood which was attached to the lathe and makes it smooth. The whole process takes him about an hour.
  • Duncan Hamilton Carves An Ice Horse
    Tuesday, August 13
    1:37 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Working in icy temperatures Duncan lays a paper design of the horse on a rectangular block of ice and traces the design. He uses a chain saw to cut out the main shape, then upends the ice to make a 3-D horse from a 2-D outline. Looking closely at pictures of horses, he carves out the horse's head using the finest Japanese Samurai chisels. Finally he sprays the sculpture with water to remove small ice chips and polish the surface.
  • Brian Westood Makes A Marble
    Tuesday, August 13
    1:33 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Brian's helper prepares the glass for Brian by melting it in a furnace on a long rod. He also adds strips of colored glass and powders of ground glass to color the marble before handing it over. Brian twists and bends the molten glass with tweezers to make swirls of color. He shapes the glass against a paddle and removes part of it to roll it into a round shape. Finally he cuts the marble off from the rest of the glass and smooths the join with a blowlamp to make a perfectly round marble. Each marble takes at least 10 minutes to make. The program finishes with a display of just some of the glass marbles made at the House of Marbles in Devon.
  • Kate Wells Sews A Picture
    Tuesday, August 13
    1:28 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    The program opens with Kate near her home painting a landscape in watercolors. She paints the outlines of fields and trees, then fills in the landscape with carefully mixed colors. Back in her workshop, Kate starts to sew on her specially adapted, electric sewing machine. First she sews the outline of the fields and hills, which she has already drawn on the fabric. Then she fills in areas of color, ' painting' with stitches of colored thread. Sometimes she uses zigzag stitches, sometimes running stitches. As she chooses threads and sews the picture, she is continually looking at her original watercolor. Sewing inside a hoop, she moves the material backwards and forwards and from side to side. For her final embroidery she makes different stitches to add texture and overlays different color-mixes.
  • Peter Faulkner Makes A Coracle
    Tuesday, August 13
    1:23 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Peter axes some hazel branches and lays them out in a criss-cross fashion on a special table. He bends the branches up to make the sides of the boat and ties them in position. He clips any overlap and ties the branches to the rim of the boat (the gunwale). He weaves small branches of willow around the frame in the base of the boat and near the gunwale to add strength. He adds a wooden seat. He turns the boat over and attaches a cow hide, waterproofed with lanolin (sheep's wool oil). Lastly he makes a paddle from local ash wood. Peter carries his boat to a local river and paddles downstream.
  • Megumi Biddle Does An Origami
    Tuesday, August 13
    1:19 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Megumi takes a square of orange and pink paper. She folds and creases it firmly to become a bird in flight. Next, she takes a piece of yellow paper. She folds it in half and cuts out a shape. With a few folds and bends, it has become a dog - a companion for her own! Lastly she folds small lilac squares into the delicate petals of a flower.
  • Jackie Hickman Shoes A Horse
    Tuesday, August 13
    1:14 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jackie arrives at the stables and sets up her mobile anvil and tools. Sailor, the horse, is led out and given some hay to distract him, although none of this process hurts him. Jackie uses pincers to prize off the old shoe. Next, she cleans out any dirt and growth from the foot, before filing down the edge of the hoof. Jackie tries a new shoe against Sailor's hoof to see how it fits. She heats the horseshoe in her mobile forge and hammers it into shape on the anvil. She fits the hot shoe against his hoof. (This doesn't hurt him.) She beats holes into it and cools it in a bucket of water. Finally, she fixes the shoe onto Sailor's hoof using metal nails and gives his hoof a final file. This method of shoeing a horse is called 'hot shoeing'. It is the best way to shoe a horse because adjustments can be made to the shoe to make sure it fits exactly.
  • Shaunna Harris Makes Up An Old Man
    Tuesday, August 13
    1:09 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    After laying out her equipment and protecting the man's clothes, Shaunna flattens his hair with wet soap ready for a bald cap. She talks to him as she works, to relax him. She applies pale make-up under his eyes and dries it with a hair dryer to wrinkle the skin. She fits the bald cap to his head, carefully disguising the edges. She adds a little synthetic hair and a moustache and yellows his teeth with yellow decay tooth enamel. The whole process has taken about two hours; the younger the actor, the longer it takes!
  • Hikmet Barutcugil Paints On Water
    Tuesday, August 13
    1:04 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    To make the background Hikmet lightly loads his brush with oil paint and splatters it onto the surface of the water. He zigzags a metal stylus through the paint to change the design, then runs a fine comb across the length of the design. With a stylus he carefully places pools of green and red, then moves the stylus through the paint to make the shapes of stems, leaves and flowers. After wiping the edge of the trough, he carefully places the paper over his painting, making sure there are no air bubbles trapped underneath. After waiting a few seconds, he carefully draws the paper off the trough from one edge, and hangs it up to dry.
  • Emily Myers Throws A Pot
    Tuesday, August 13
    1:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Emily kneads and bangs the clay - a process known as 'wedging'. This is essential to remove air bubbles and make the clay workable. She then throws the clay onto the wheel and shapes the pot using her hands, brushes and card as tools. She uses water to lubricate the clay so that her hands glide over it. When the pot is dry it is fired twice, first without glaze at 1000#C and secondly, after glazing, at a higher temperature. The whole process lasts about 4 hours, but takes place over several days.
  • Roger Barnes Makes A Brooch
    Monday, August 12
    10:53 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Roger Barnes makes a brooch.
  • Helene Morgan Makes A Kite
    Monday, August 12
    10:49 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Helene Morgan makes a kite.
  • Christopher Austin Writes Beautifully
    Monday, August 12
    10:45 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Christopher Austin writes beautifully.
  • Willard Makes The World's Smallest Sculpture
    Monday, August 12
    10:40 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Willard makes the world's smallest sculpture.
  • Emma Granger Makes Hand Made Music
    Monday, August 12
    10:36 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Emma Granger makes handmade music.
  • George Constable Makes A Swan
    Monday, August 12
    10:31 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    George Constable makes a swan.
  • Adam Madebe Creates An African Family
    Monday, August 12
    10:27 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    An artist from Zimbabwe creates life-size figures in clay of an African family.
  • Sarah Nagy Makes A Cake
    Monday, August 12
    10:22 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Sarah Nagy chooses Brighton Pier as the subject for her cake.
  • Micky Charalambous Makes Ballet Shoes
    Monday, August 12
    10:18 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Comfortable, well-fitting shoes are essential for an art form that puts so much strain on the feet.
  • Jyoti Taglani Paints A Bride's Hands
    Monday, August 12
    10:14 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Demonstrates the traditional Indian art of henna painting, of particular significance at a marriage ceremony when the bride's hands are always seen painted in this way.
  • John Gassom Makes A Cricket Bat
    Monday, August 12
    10:09 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Making a cricket bat involves team work and many steps before a bat is labeled and ready for use.
  • Diane Barnes Prints A Fish
    Monday, August 12
    10:05 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    An aquarium full of tropical fish serves as inspiration for Diane Barnes for the creation of a print of a Puffer fish.
  • Willard Wigan Makes A Model Airplane
    Monday, August 12
    10:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This program highlights the high precision skills of an artist/ craftsman working with delicate materials on a small scale - the need for excellent eyesight, patience and a steady hand. Finally Willard launches the aircraft which glides round the sculptures in his gallery like a giant, diaphanous dragonfly.
  • Mikhail Dvornikov Carves A Bear
    Monday, August 12
    9:55 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    By using a simple spring and positioning the axe in the bear's paw, a simple movement creates the effect of the bear chopping the log.
  • Amanda Bevan Decorates A Candle
    Monday, August 12
    9:51 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Amanda uses a pigmented 'dip and carve' wax specially blended to stay soft longer to allow time for decoration.
  • Lawrence Mcgowan Paints A Pot
    Monday, August 12
    9:46 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Laurence throws a pot, then the program focuses on Laurence's painting techniques. He uses a very fluid style with simple bold brush strokes to create natural images - leaves, branches and birds on this occasion.
  • Robin Wood Turns A Wooden Bowl
    Monday, August 12
    9:42 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Robin chops a slice from an elm log with the grain running across the wood. He draws a circle on the wood and cuts the rough shape of a solid bowl, using an axe. In his workshop, he hammers a pole into the wood to attach it to his lathe. Working the treadle with his foot to turn the wood back and forth, he uses special tools to carve the outside and then the inside of the bowl. Finally he shaves off the wood which was attached to the lathe and makes it smooth. The whole process takes him about an hour.
  • Duncan Hamilton Carves An Ice Horse
    Monday, August 12
    9:37 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Working in icy temperatures Duncan lays a paper design of the horse on a rectangular block of ice and traces the design. He uses a chain saw to cut out the main shape, then upends the ice to make a 3-D horse from a 2-D outline. Looking closely at pictures of horses, he carves out the horse's head using the finest Japanese Samurai chisels. Finally he sprays the sculpture with water to remove small ice chips and polish the surface.
  • Brian Westood Makes A Marble
    Monday, August 12
    9:33 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Brian's helper prepares the glass for Brian by melting it in a furnace on a long rod. He also adds strips of colored glass and powders of ground glass to color the marble before handing it over. Brian twists and bends the molten glass with tweezers to make swirls of color. He shapes the glass against a paddle and removes part of it to roll it into a round shape. Finally he cuts the marble off from the rest of the glass and smooths the join with a blowlamp to make a perfectly round marble. Each marble takes at least 10 minutes to make. The program finishes with a display of just some of the glass marbles made at the House of Marbles in Devon.
  • Kate Wells Sews A Picture
    Monday, August 12
    9:28 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The program opens with Kate near her home painting a landscape in watercolors. She paints the outlines of fields and trees, then fills in the landscape with carefully mixed colors. Back in her workshop, Kate starts to sew on her specially adapted, electric sewing machine. First she sews the outline of the fields and hills, which she has already drawn on the fabric. Then she fills in areas of color, ' painting' with stitches of colored thread. Sometimes she uses zigzag stitches, sometimes running stitches. As she chooses threads and sews the picture, she is continually looking at her original watercolor. Sewing inside a hoop, she moves the material backwards and forwards and from side to side. For her final embroidery she makes different stitches to add texture and overlays different color-mixes.
  • Peter Faulkner Makes A Coracle
    Monday, August 12
    9:23 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Peter axes some hazel branches and lays them out in a criss-cross fashion on a special table. He bends the branches up to make the sides of the boat and ties them in position. He clips any overlap and ties the branches to the rim of the boat (the gunwale). He weaves small branches of willow around the frame in the base of the boat and near the gunwale to add strength. He adds a wooden seat. He turns the boat over and attaches a cow hide, waterproofed with lanolin (sheep's wool oil). Lastly he makes a paddle from local ash wood. Peter carries his boat to a local river and paddles downstream.
  • Megumi Biddle Does An Origami
    Monday, August 12
    9:19 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Megumi takes a square of orange and pink paper. She folds and creases it firmly to become a bird in flight. Next, she takes a piece of yellow paper. She folds it in half and cuts out a shape. With a few folds and bends, it has become a dog - a companion for her own! Lastly she folds small lilac squares into the delicate petals of a flower.
  • Jackie Hickman Shoes A Horse
    Monday, August 12
    9:14 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jackie arrives at the stables and sets up her mobile anvil and tools. Sailor, the horse, is led out and given some hay to distract him, although none of this process hurts him. Jackie uses pincers to prize off the old shoe. Next, she cleans out any dirt and growth from the foot, before filing down the edge of the hoof. Jackie tries a new shoe against Sailor's hoof to see how it fits. She heats the horseshoe in her mobile forge and hammers it into shape on the anvil. She fits the hot shoe against his hoof. (This doesn't hurt him.) She beats holes into it and cools it in a bucket of water. Finally, she fixes the shoe onto Sailor's hoof using metal nails and gives his hoof a final file. This method of shoeing a horse is called 'hot shoeing'. It is the best way to shoe a horse because adjustments can be made to the shoe to make sure it fits exactly.
  • Shaunna Harris Makes Up An Old Man
    Monday, August 12
    9:09 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    After laying out her equipment and protecting the man's clothes, Shaunna flattens his hair with wet soap ready for a bald cap. She talks to him as she works, to relax him. She applies pale make-up under his eyes and dries it with a hair dryer to wrinkle the skin. She fits the bald cap to his head, carefully disguising the edges. She adds a little synthetic hair and a moustache and yellows his teeth with yellow decay tooth enamel. The whole process has taken about two hours; the younger the actor, the longer it takes!
  • Hikmet Barutcugil Paints On Water
    Monday, August 12
    9:04 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    To make the background Hikmet lightly loads his brush with oil paint and splatters it onto the surface of the water. He zigzags a metal stylus through the paint to change the design, then runs a fine comb across the length of the design. With a stylus he carefully places pools of green and red, then moves the stylus through the paint to make the shapes of stems, leaves and flowers. After wiping the edge of the trough, he carefully places the paper over his painting, making sure there are no air bubbles trapped underneath. After waiting a few seconds, he carefully draws the paper off the trough from one edge, and hangs it up to dry.
  • Emily Myers Throws A Pot
    Monday, August 12
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Emily kneads and bangs the clay - a process known as 'wedging'. This is essential to remove air bubbles and make the clay workable. She then throws the clay onto the wheel and shapes the pot using her hands, brushes and card as tools. She uses water to lubricate the clay so that her hands glide over it. When the pot is dry it is fired twice, first without glaze at 1000#C and secondly, after glazing, at a higher temperature. The whole process lasts about 4 hours, but takes place over several days.
  • George Constable Makes A Swan
    Friday, August 2
    10:19 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    George Constable makes a swan.
  • Adam Madebe Creates An African Family
    Friday, August 2
    10:14 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    An artist from Zimbabwe creates life-size figures in clay of an African family.
  • Sarah Nagy Makes A Cake
    Friday, July 26
    10:21 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Sarah Nagy chooses Brighton Pier as the subject for her cake.