MILTON HILL: BERMUDA
milton Hill began to learn his craft when he
started as a shipwright in 1957, at which time
model making was integral to the shipwright
trade. mr. Hill’s knowledge of ships comes
also from his time as a sailor; his deep understanding of the history and function of the
ships brings life and finesse into his models.
He began to give his intricate models away as
souvenirs in 1967 and was happy to discover
that they were enjoyed by both locals and
tourists. It wasn’t until 1988 that Hill and his
son Wallace started to make and sell the Bermuda cedar models to retailers. since then,
his spectacular creations have been in many
local art shows and have been commissioned
for the British monarchy, the Bermuda Historical society and, most recently, the Bermuda
sloop foundation. Hill shares his artistry with
younger generations through initiatives of the
ministry of Home and cultural affairs, youth
groups and clubs. Judges felt Mr. Hill should
be honoured for his excellent handiwork and
craftsmanship, and his roots in history.
Milton Hill’s model ships are available by contacting 337-9114.
SHARK OIL BAROMETERS
shark oil barometers are deeply rooted in Bermuda’s history and
Albert Corday has been crafting them for 25 years. each tiny vial,
which he mounts onto a small cedar plank, requires an extensive
process. He acquires the shark livers from local fishermen, bottles
them in large glass jars and places them outdoors to allow the sun
to melt the liver into oil. He then filters the oil into a small vial, which
is sealed to protect the contents from moisture. mr. corday is passionate about his craft and, even more, loves giving the barometers
to tourists as souvenirs. Judges raved that this craft was “uniquely
Bermudian” and is a piece of Bermuda history.
Shark oil barometers are available by contacting email@example.com
BERMUDA CANDLE COMPANY
Shannon and Lindsey philpott began their business in 2012 with
five original scents developed in their small apartment kitchen. now
expanded to 12, each uniquely Bermuda-inspired scent is created
with high-quality fragrance oils and a soy wax blend. their packaging
was particularly impressive to the judges; their top aromatic blend,
for example, is hand poured into recycled glass jars and branded
with their signature linen wine label and silver foil stamp.
Bermuda Candle Company candles are available at Davison’s of Bermuda (islandwide), Duty free
Shops (L.f. wade international Airport), Hand Made Bermuda (Dockyard) and many other resort gift
shops, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Made in Bermuda Awards • CRAFTS