Industry veteran Gordon Hamme launches groundbreaking business book that addresses the real needs of creative artisans


Business Course for Creative Artisans

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From selling gold and silver jewellery on a market stall at 17 years-old in Wembley market to becoming one of the founding directors of Exchange Findings in Hatton Garden and an industry figure sitting on various committees, the now Dr Gordon Hamme has worked in every field across the industry. 

His decades-long relationship with craft led to the pursuit of his PhD from the University of Edinburgh. In his thesis he explored how artisan-silversmiths develop and become commercially and personally successful. It was through the many interviews with artisan silversmiths that Gordon clearly saw that the motivation to set up a craft business is often not focused on profit and that applying large company principles to micro and small businesses is frequently inappropriate. 

As managing director of the Festival of Silver, a contemporary silversmithing exhibition company, he has poured his experience in working with craftspeople across the industry into a new business course that truly resonates with practical-minded artisans. The course is being delivered through the book and a series of recorded presentations, delivered by Dr Hamme, and features several well known contemporary practitioners as guest speakers. The book, produced in partnership with Birmingham Assay Office, is a step-by-step guide for anyone starting their own craft business.Business Course for Creative Artisans

The Business Course for Creative Artisans (BCCA) has been developed to help artisans and craftspeople turn their skills into commercially viable businesses. Unlike other business courses in art schools, where students are taught theories in a language which is simply not appropriate for people like artisans, the BCCA has been specifically designed for those who ‘learn by doing’.

“This is a simple (but not simplistic), practical guide for craftspeople on the essentials of surviving in business. The author understands both craft, and business; his approach demystifies starting and building a craft enterprise.”

Professor Julius Weinberg
Former Vice Chancellor Kingston University

For more information about the course (£49.00) and the BCCA book (£14.95 plus postage) visit: 

Phone: +44 (0)795 686 5423 

Email: [email protected]