Handmade in England Short Films: Lighting Matters

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

Original BTC and Davey Lighting are the makers of functional “Made in England” lighting that, in their process of heavy hand-crafting, are still wonderfully human. Their video gallery is a trove of insight, following the experienced perfection of bone-china lampshades, glass-blowing, sand-casting and sculpting borne from doing something a thousand times with a historically refined process. The films capture the inflections and instinctive movements of each maker, and the way innumerable and nondescript tools are selected and used for such specific ends is both baffling and fascinating.

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.