One Of The World’s Last Remaining Globe-Makers That Use The Ancient Art Of Making Globes By Hand

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Painting our largest globe, the 127cm Churchill - One Of The World’s Last Remaining Globe-Makers That Use The Ancient Art Of Making Globes By Hand

It takes each new team member at least 6 months of practising and learning to make a globe
Shading around the coastlines on a 50cm globe.
It takes each new team member at least 6 months of practising and learning to make a globe - One Of The World’s Last Remaining Globe-Makers That Use The Ancient Art Of Making Globes By Hand

I figured out how to create globes by trial and error
It took a long time to make one that was perfectly balanced and approx. 2 years before I produced a globe that I could sell.
I figured out how to create globes by trial and error - One Of The World’s Last Remaining Globe-Makers That Use The Ancient Art Of Making Globes By Hand

Favourite part? Putting on the last gore
It is an immense feeling of pride and you can stand back and admire what has taken so long to complete.
Favourite part? Putting on the last gore - One Of The World’s Last Remaining Globe-Makers That Use The Ancient Art Of Making Globes By Hand

Peter hopes his skills can be passed down within his family
Jon, adding detail to an 80cm globe.
Peter hopes his skills can be passed down within his family - One Of The World’s Last Remaining Globe-Makers That Use The Ancient Art Of Making Globes By Hand

Gores with one layer of paint added
We have to make multiple sets of gores matched in colour, if the wet paper is ripped or torn while it is being stretched, it can then be replaced with another perfectly matched gore
Gores with one layer of paint added - One Of The World’s Last Remaining Globe-Makers That Use The Ancient Art Of Making Globes By Hand

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