The Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts

 

Piano making

 

The making of pianos.

 

Status Critically endangered
Craft category Instruments
Historic area of significance
Area currently practised
Origin in the UK
Minimum no. of craftspeople required
Current no. of trainees 1
Current no. of skilled craftspeople 6-10
Current total no. of craftspeople 6-10 (in one business) (see ‘Craftspeople currently known’ for further details)

 

History

Piano makingPiano making. Photo: www.cavendishpianos

 

Techniques

 

Local forms

 

Sub-crafts

 

Issues affecting the viability of the craft

 

Support organisations

Craftspeople currently known

  • Cavendish Pianos – based in Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire. 8 craftspeople, including three technicians, a piano designer, a cabinet maker, a furniture maker, a string maker and one apprentice. (The piano retailer Yorkshire Pianos Ltd. is home to the manufacturing premises of Cavendish Pianos.)

 

Other information

 

References