Making the Globe

Bellerby & Co. Globemakers are based in London, England. Peter Bellerby started the roots of his company because of a quest he was on to find the perfect gift for his Father’s 80th birthday. In his search, he found nothing that was suitable to his liking or his dad’s, so he set out to make a globe himself. The project that he started as his father’s gift turned into a two-year project which in turn was the start of Bellerby & Co.

I don’t know about you, but I never realized the amount of time and work that goes into making a globe. The level of detail and the precision, the spheres themselves, the exacting specifications, all the handmade artwork. It’s incredible. Peter Bellerby truly has a deep love for the art of globemaking. I read a great interview that Peter did with Grace Ebert managing editor for Colossal. I wanted to share the article with you so you, too can see the intenseness that goes into making a single globe. As I said, it’s something I never really gave much thought to until now. You, too, will learn what a detailed art form it is.

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