The team visit the Lost Trades Fair in Kyneton
The town of Kyneton is the home of the Lost Trades Fair, where more than 100 traditional artisans share their knowledge and skills, and demonstrate the art of such trades as blacksmithing, tool making, chair making and spoon carving.
In a time when bespoke and handcrafted is more important than ever, the Lost Trades Fair promotes disappearing arts, rare trades and forgotten crafts, and also unites the people who still have these skills.
One of the many talented people displaying their work is Ruth Allen, a multimedia artist who works with materials such as metal, ceramics and wood. Passionate about the Contemporary Glass Movement, Ruth transforms manufactured bottles into functional designs.
Another talented artisan to see is cricket bat maker Hayden Sherwood, who uses traditional tools and pod-shaving techniques to handcraft individual bats. losttrades.info