Britain’s Last Clog Maker Keeps a Traditional Craft Alive

By Ingrid Longauerová
Ingrid Longauerová
Ingrid Longauerová
journalist/graphic designer
Ingrid Longauerová is a long time employee at the Epoch Media Group. She started working with The Epoch Times as a freelance journalist in 2007 before coming to New York and work in the Web Production department. She is currently a senior graphic designer for the Elite Magazine, a premier luxury lifestyle magazine for affluent Chinese in America produced by the EMG.
February 19, 2016 Updated: February 21, 2016

For the love of the tradition, British craftsman Jeremy Atkinson has dedicated his life to clog making. 

He is now the very last traditional maker of bespoke clogs in England, keeping the art alive. Fortunately, a young apprentice has joined him recently to learn all the tricks of the trade of handmade clog making, which became popular in the UK during the Industrial revolution. 

Jeremy’s story is part of a beautiful series “The Tale of Forgotten Crafts,” where filmmaker Duncan Parker revives hand-crafting as a forgotten trade of a our culture.

Blacksmith, basket maker or even hedge layer are among those included in his series of forgotten crafts. 

 

Ingrid Longauerová
journalist/graphic designer
Ingrid Longauerová is a long time employee at the Epoch Media Group. She started working with The Epoch Times as a freelance journalist in 2007 before coming to New York and work in the Web Production department. She is currently a senior graphic designer for the Elite Magazine, a premier luxury lifestyle magazine for affluent Chinese in America produced by the EMG.