There are only a few dedicated artisanal globemakers left in the world—and there’s good reason for that.
Ask Peter Bellerby, one of the few people left who still makes globes by hand. Nowadays, globes are mostly made by machines, and Bellerby says he knows why. “It’s horrendously difficult. You have to retrain your body to work in a much slower and guarded way,” he says. “They’ve got to want to do it and not be beaten by the process.” It took him more than a year to learn the art.
photo by (Jade Fenster/Bellerby & Co).