In an era of consumerism, mass production and instant gratification, meet the artisans dedicated to preserving age-old crafts. Celebrate artistry and traditional techniques with this captivating new series, profiling craftspeople as they continually hone their skills in the pursuit of perfection.
Travelling to Japan, South Korea, UK and Italy, Meet the Makers showcases the world’s most unique trades. Follow a father and son duo in Japan as they strive to keep the 1200 year old family tradition of Sumi ink making alive. Meet master whisky blender Jim Beveridge - whose nose is possibly the most valuable in the liquor business! - and discover the tradition of weaving and colouring silk by hand.
From a sword smith reviving traditional iron making techniques in South Korea, to an Italian engraver making paper from his own garden plants, Meet the Makers introduces us to the most dedicated artisans reviving ancient traditions.