Monty Don’s Mastercrafts on the BBC

For some reason WordPress doesn’t allow me to embed BBC iPlayer content, so I have used a screenshot with a clickthrough to the original on the BBC website.

Back in February the Heritage Crafts Association was contacted about a new series on traditional crafts. Mastercrafts, fronted by Monty Don, is coming soon to BBC2.

Each week three hopefuls get the chance to study under some of the country’s leading master craftsmen and women. They will be trained to a high standard in the craft of their choice, including metal work, wood craft, stone masonry, glass-making, thatching and weaving. The aim is to equip them with the practical knowledge and skills to give them a head start in their chosen craft.

Monty will be charting the students’ progress during their training and exploring the fascinating and often forgotten history of each craft. The aim is to put traditional crafts firmly back on the map in modern Britain.

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