I have loved writing these pieces about our great British craftspeople for Telegraph Weekend. Graham Smith is Britain’s most prolific weathervane maker and, like all interviewees in this section, is absolutely fascinating and passionate about his subject.
Always love writing for Telegraph Magazine and this piece was a particular treat as I’ve been looking to place the story of Nick Stevenson for a while. He’s the Royal Tinsmith but I only discovered this when we took him an old French copper pan we’d bought at a vide-grenier, to ask if he would repair it. Nick did a superb job and no wonder – as we left the premises we spotted the royal coat of arms and he admitted that it’s been his pleasure to repair virtually every copper pot an pan in the Royal collection. And it sounds like there are thousands of them!