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Group Description

The aim of this group is to show the craftsmanship, beauty and artistic-quality in the work of the SKILLED-Artisan / Craftsman /Craftswoman, in work which was created by them UP TO THE 1950s.

Architectural-ornamentation and decoration
Cast/Wrought iron work
Stonecarving
Woodcarving
Sign-writing
Bookbinding/tooling/decoration
Typographical-design
Glass etching/engraving
Mosaic-work
Stained-glasswork
Hand-made tile-work.........

These are just a few examples of the types of work, which has, for centuries, been undertaken by skilled-artisans.

We want to see the beauty in the detail of these age-old skills...close-up and personal!

The Rules:
NOTHING MORE RECENT THAN THE 1950S.
NO PHOTOS OF DRAWINGS, PAINTINGS OR SKETCHES.
NO EMBROIDERY, CROCHETING OR ANY OTHER FORM OF HOME-MADE
HANDICRAFTS (needlework samplers are fine if obviously old/antique).
NO DRESSES, CLOTHING OR ACCESORIES.
NO PLANTS, ANIMALS, BIRDS, INSECTS, TREES OR HUMAN BODY-PARTS.
(nor anything natural or created by nature, unless it is incidental and
secondary to the main-subject ).
Also please, no "general ", "distant " or "semi-distant " shots of buildings/subjects...the emphasis is on showing us the skill, craftsmanship and artistry in the Details.

If you find that a photo you have posted has been removed, please do not take it personally! : )

It will not be meant as a slight against any particular photograph or person.
It will be simply because it does not fall within the rules or guidelines of the group.

Thankyou, and a big welcome to all new and future members,
Regards and respect, JE.

Additional Info

  • Members can post 3 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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