Arts of the Land

Some of Bermuda’s finest artisans have repurposed materials harvested from the land for uses both functional and attractive. Whether it is a craftsman shaping a gorgeous wooden bowl using a lathe, or a stonemason constructing a limestone wall; a farmer fertilising a field to grow a crop of Bermuda onions, or a beekeeper checking the cells of his hives scattered throughout the parish; a dollmaker gathering banana leaves for her next project, or the artist chipping away at a block of cedar destined to become a beautiful carving; a gardener gathering loquats to make a tasty chutney, or a farmer milking his goats to create a delicious artisanal cheese: the tradition-bearers of the arts of the land creatively utilise our natural resources to create the building blocks of our daily lives.