Six British amateur craftspeople race against the clock to compete in a variety of heritage crafting skills, with the final showcase judged by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
The Canadian broadcast premiere of The Prince’s Master Crafters: The Next Generation airs Wednesday, August 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on Makeful
(Toronto, ON – August 2, 2022) – This summer, Makeful will take viewers across the pond spotlighting Britain’s rich heritage of traditional crafts with The Prince’s Master Crafters: The Next Generation (7×60’). Hosted by comedian and artist Jim Moir, the series follows six amateur craftspeople as they learn Heritage Crafts skills crucial to the preservation of landmark buildings, taking on a variety of crafting challenges to supercharge their abilities before creating a final showcase piece to present to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Joined by some of the country’s leading experts: wood carver Sarah Goss; blacksmith Phil Carter; stone carver Zoe Wilson; pargetter Johanna Welsh; stained glass artist Derek Hunt; and weaver Rezia Wahid, each episode is themed around one key discipline. The Canadian broadcast premiere of The Prince’s Master Crafters: The Next Generation airs Wednesday, August 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on Makeful.
Britain has a rich heritage when it comes to traditional crafts. From basket weaving to blacksmithing; kilt making to clock building; and glass blowing to glove making. These skills have been passed down from generation to generation and now, humanity risks losing them forever. In 2021 in the UK, four heritage crafts were declared extinct and a further 56 critically endangered. The Prince’s Foundation advocates for the revival and preservation of heritage craft skills through spreading awareness among young people, sparking a resurgence of interest in crafting and offering an array of education and training programmes through its UK sites. The Prince’s Master Crafters: The Next Generation aims to bring some of these crafts back to life, reinvigorating them with a new generation of talent.
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The episodes of The Prince’s Master Crafters: The Next Generation include:
- Episode 1: Wood Carving
August 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The craftspeople create their very own wood carving in an arts and crafts style.
- Episode 2: Stained Glass
August 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
All students are challenged with creating a stained-glass panel featuring a symbol.
- Episode 3: Weaving
August 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The craftspeople are tasked with weaving 10 cm of plain weave and 5cm of twill weave before going on to create a fabric of their own design.
- Episode 4: Blacksmithing
August 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The craftspeople are challenged to forge their own toasting fork with a leaf detailing.
- Episode 5: Stone Carving
September 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Each student is asked to create a stone carved leaf.
- Episode 6: Pargeting
September 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The crafters are tasked with creating a pargeted panel of oak leaves and acorns.
- Episode 7: Grand Final
September 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The students have four weeks to design and make their graduation piece before presenting it in person to Prince Charles at his private home, Highgrove House in Gloucestershire.
The Prince’s Master Crafters: The Next Generation is A Spun Gold TV and Motion Content Group production for Sky, with support from The Prince’s Foundation, hosted by Jim Moir. Rebecca Taylor-Sims and Sarah Patten serve as Producers. Richard Lovering is the Series Producer Director. Ceri Jones, Melanie Darlaston, Barbara Lee and Nick Bullen serve as Executive Producers and Kerene Barefield is the Development Executive Producer.
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