This is How Artisans Craft Globes in London

Published August 14th, 2019 - 05:33 GMT

Peter Bellerby has created his own company Bellerby and Co for a high-quality handmade globe, selling tailor-made products to an array of international buyers.

Peter Bellerby decided to make this business when he wasn't able to find a good company to make a globe for his dad on his 80th birthday.

"There's no one really making bespoke globes like this, with the involvement we have with customers," Bellerby told AFP.

 

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An artist applies paintwork to a globe at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

An artist applies paintwork to a globe at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

In 2008, Peter Bellerby set out to buy his father a high quality handmade globe as an 80th birthday present. When he could not find one, the Briton decided to make it himself -- and, in the process, catapulted himself into a new profession.  Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

In 2008, Peter Bellerby set out to buy his father a high quality handmade globe as an 80th birthday present. When he could not find one, the Briton decided to make it himself -- and, in the process, catapulted himself into a new profession. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

Artisan globemaker, Peter Bellerby poses for a photograph at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

Artisan globemaker, Peter Bellerby poses for a photograph at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

Hand-painted cartography on oval shaped strips called "gores" dry at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

Hand-painted cartography on oval shaped strips called "gores" dry at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

A woodworker prepares a base for a globe at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

A woodworker prepares a base for a globe at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

An artist applies paintwork to a globe at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

An artist applies paintwork to a globe at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

In 2008, Peter Bellerby set out to buy his father a high quality handmade globe as an 80th birthday present. When he could not find one, the Briton decided to make it himself -- and, in the process, catapulted himself into a new profession.  Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

In 2008, Peter Bellerby set out to buy his father a high quality handmade globe as an 80th birthday present. When he could not find one, the Briton decided to make it himself -- and, in the process, catapulted himself into a new profession. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

Artisan globemakers are pictured at work at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

Artisan globemakers are pictured at work at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

Artisan globemaker, Peter Bellerby poses for a photograph at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

Artisan globemaker, Peter Bellerby poses for a photograph at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

An artist applies paintwork to a globe at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
In 2008, Peter Bellerby set out to buy his father a high quality handmade globe as an 80th birthday present. When he could not find one, the Briton decided to make it himself -- and, in the process, catapulted himself into a new profession.  Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
Artisan globemaker, Peter Bellerby poses for a photograph at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
Hand-painted cartography on oval shaped strips called "gores" dry at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
A woodworker prepares a base for a globe at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
An artist applies paintwork to a globe at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
In 2008, Peter Bellerby set out to buy his father a high quality handmade globe as an 80th birthday present. When he could not find one, the Briton decided to make it himself -- and, in the process, catapulted himself into a new profession.  Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
Artisan globemakers are pictured at work at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
Artisan globemaker, Peter Bellerby poses for a photograph at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
An artist applies paintwork to a globe at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
An artist applies paintwork to a globe at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
In 2008, Peter Bellerby set out to buy his father a high quality handmade globe as an 80th birthday present. When he could not find one, the Briton decided to make it himself -- and, in the process, catapulted himself into a new profession.  Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
In 2008, Peter Bellerby set out to buy his father a high quality handmade globe as an 80th birthday present. When he could not find one, the Briton decided to make it himself -- and, in the process, catapulted himself into a new profession. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
Artisan globemaker, Peter Bellerby poses for a photograph at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
Artisan globemaker, Peter Bellerby poses for a photograph at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
Hand-painted cartography on oval shaped strips called "gores" dry at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
Hand-painted cartography on oval shaped strips called "gores" dry at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
A woodworker prepares a base for a globe at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
A woodworker prepares a base for a globe at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
An artist applies paintwork to a globe at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
An artist applies paintwork to a globe at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
In 2008, Peter Bellerby set out to buy his father a high quality handmade globe as an 80th birthday present. When he could not find one, the Briton decided to make it himself -- and, in the process, catapulted himself into a new profession.  Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
In 2008, Peter Bellerby set out to buy his father a high quality handmade globe as an 80th birthday present. When he could not find one, the Briton decided to make it himself -- and, in the process, catapulted himself into a new profession. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
Artisan globemakers are pictured at work at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
Artisan globemakers are pictured at work at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
Artisan globemaker, Peter Bellerby poses for a photograph at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP
Artisan globemaker, Peter Bellerby poses for a photograph at the Bellerby and Co Globemakers' workshop and headquarters in Stoke Newington in north London, on July 19, 2019. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP