Master Craft

One of the most fascinating things about what we do here at Foxley is the constant innovation broadcast before our very eyes – front row seats to the most exciting and exclusive technological advances from a plethora of industries, all taking place in Britain.

British industry has been at the forefront of development and technology for many centuries, driving innovations and inventions that have given the world great strides in production and standards of living. From its early beginnings in the Industrial Revolution along with the invention of steam power and electricity, the British Isles has offered many engineering and technological triumphs we still use and celebrate today. From television to computers and the jet engine, Britain has led the way in pushing new boundaries and bringing them into reality for the world to enjoy.

With such a long and distinguished list of these achievements, it is hard to keep track of them all which is why The Foxley Docket is keeping up with the latest from British Industry and reporting on the master craftsmen and businesses behind them. We also cover those businesses who are at the top of their game – the professionals who strive to provide only the best product in their industry.

A thriving British industry drenched in both heritage and popularity is that of outdoor sports. This includes target shooting – we introduce you to the most beautiful handcrafted guns from brands rich in heritage including Bamfords, a piece of art arguably more deserving of a commemorative plaque than the shooting ground. From luxury pens, designer pottery and famous inventors, Master Craft aims to provide you a guide to the best and brightest of British. Other features of the ‘Master Craft’ category include the most intricate and fascinating machinery – the wonders of mechanical engineering, and the most prestigious musical instruments, truly creating the sound of elegance.

Engravers Guild of London, Over 300 years of distinguished business

Engravers Guild of London, Over 300 years of distinguished business

Foxley 20/07/2018 3
From the 1880s to 2018: A family business through three centuries and five generations Engravers Guild of London, the personalised gift retailer, is ...
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Choosing your perfect timepiece

Choosing your perfect timepiece

Foxley 05/06/2018 0
A classic, luxury timepiece is a significant investment and the right one is likely to stick with you forever, making it even more important to find o...
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The Royal Wedding 2018 – A British celebration

The Royal Wedding 2018 – A British celebration

Foxley 17/05/2018 0
With rehearsals and a national buzz well and truly underway, the Royal wedding 2018 is now upon us.Crowds are beginning to flock to the capital in ant...
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Thomas Eddolls: Handmade memories

Thomas Eddolls: Handmade memories

Foxley 30/04/2018 0
Thomas Eddolls: Fine English Craftsmanship and Design The bespoke fine furniture created by Thomas Eddolls is more than just a set of drawers or a sur...
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The Silver Zebra – Simply Cheshire

The Silver Zebra – Simply Cheshire

Foxley 16/05/2017 0
Simply Cheshire takes place at Arley Hall on May 20th and 21stOn May 20th and 21st, Simply Cheshire returns to the art-enriched county, which features...
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Bespoke British Pens - The Conway Stewart Nelson Collection

Bespoke British Pens - The Conway Stewart Nelson Collection

Foxley 08/05/2017 0
Vice Admiral Horatio NelsonHoratio Nelson is probably the most iconic figure in the vast timeline of British nautical history and has now been celebra...
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The Silver Zebra - Early Beginnings

The Silver Zebra - Early Beginnings

Foxley 19/04/2017 0
For a number of months, The Foxley Docket has proudly exhibited the creations and achievement of Cheshire based kiln formed glass artist, Deborah Mose...
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Bespoke British Pens - Conway Stewart Wordsworth Pen.

Bespoke British Pens - Conway Stewart Wordsworth Pen.

Foxley 29/03/2017 0
“I wandered lonely as a cloudThat floats on high o'er vales and hills,When all at once I saw a crowd,A host, of golden daffodils.”These immortal words...
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Harrison Ovens - Luxury, Artisan Solid Fuel Ovens

Harrison Ovens - Luxury, Artisan Solid Fuel Ovens

Foxley 15/03/2017 0
Harrison OvensRecently described as “an oven company unlike any other” by British GQ Magazine in a recent review, Harrison Ovens are a family-run busi...
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Sir Howard Hodgkin - 'Emotions of Life'

Sir Howard Hodgkin - 'Emotions of Life'

Foxley 09/03/2017 0
Described as being “a central figure in contemporary art for over half a century” by the Tate Galleries, British artist Sir Howard Hodgkin died on the...
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Bespoke British Pens - The Pen That Transformed the World

Bespoke British Pens - The Pen That Transformed the World

Foxley 23/02/2017 0
Bespoke British Pens - Henry Simpole 1907 Exhibition Plunger-fillerAnother impressive offering from luxury writing instrument craftsmen, Bespoke Briti...
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Liam Dickinson - An Impressionistic Form of Photorealism

Liam Dickinson - An Impressionistic Form of Photorealism

Foxley 21/02/2017 0
Liam DickinsonOn the cuff of Sky Arts’ ‘Portrait Artist of the Year’ 2017, The Foxley Docket had the pleasure of sitting down with one of the show’s g...
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The Silver Zebra - The Year Ahead

The Silver Zebra - The Year Ahead

Foxley 16/01/2017 0
The Silver ZebraStarting 2017 with a bang, we catch up with world renowned kiln formed glass artist and Cheshire native, Deborah Moses of The Silver Z...
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Bespoke British Pens - The Lawyer's Pens

Bespoke British Pens - The Lawyer's Pens

Foxley 11/01/2017 0
Lawyer's PenA lifetime of work deserves only the finest, most prestigious token of acknowledgement. Gifts often range from beautiful jewellery such as...
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Bamboo Bicycle Club - I Want to Ride My Bicycle

Bamboo Bicycle Club - I Want to Ride My Bicycle

Foxley 05/01/2017 0
Bamboo Bicycle Club“It’s not really all about us, but you guys who love your bikes!” I’m not much of a cyclist. I never was. From an early age, I reca...
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