This year has culminated with the publication of the ‘Bromptons Book of Violin and Bow Makers’, which has been assembled by James Buchanan, John Milnes and myself over the last few years. I hope it will be a useful contribution to the information available, which thanks to the work of dedicated researchers in many fields, seems in constant need of updating.
The project has taken an enormous amount of energy, but I’m looking forward to ploughing that back into the workshop. I have several cellos to make next year. I am also joined this year by Hubert de Launay, a young and talented maker who will be making sure we don’t slow down.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone who has had a casual peek at this website, and a special thank you to those who have actually got in touch.
Best wishes, John