TV's Paul learns an old skill for a new show in Wordsley

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TV ANTIQUES expert Paul Martin got a fresh take on an old skill during filming for his new show in Wordsley.

The Flog It star was at the Red House Cone for a lesson in glassmaking for a ten episode series - Paul’s Martin’s Handmade Revolution, which will be screened on BBC2 later this year.

The series will aim to inspire people to learn a fresh skills to make items to use and keep for themselves, and possibly turn their new -found knowledge into a business.

Paul Martin said: "We are trying to inspire people to have a go and looking into a region's history and bringing that to life.

"If someone gets the bug they could turn it into a skill and you don't know how far they could take it, it could lead to a career and we will be following that up."

Paul also believes by learning new skills, including glass making, potting, spinning, weaving and silver smithing, people will be able to keep products they love for life, rather than throwing things out in what he calls the "disposable society".

He added: "We have all fallen into that trap and it's about time we started doing something about it."

During the visit, which was his second to the popular tourist attraction, Paul tried his hand at making a fruit bowl with instruction from the cone’s resident glass artist Charlotte Hughes-Martin.

He also took time to learn about Stourbridge's glassmaking and craft heritage and working conditions inside the cone.

The Red House Glass Cone, High Street, Wordsley, is open Monday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm, admission is free.

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