Glass sign maker Robert Walker

Craftsman who helped create Eureka! murals explains the making of glass signs

A craftsman that helped create murals at a childrens museum in Halifax explains why he gave gave up his job as a lecturer to focus on his passion for the craft of glass sign making.

From his studio, part of the impressive Bates Mill complex, Robert Walker runs his own business – Signs by Umberto – which specialises in traditional sign writing and reverse glass sign making.

By the early 1990s such skills began to appear obsolete with the emergence of new digital technology.More recently, though, theres been something of a renaissance in artisan crafts, and the skills that underpin them.
By the early 1990s such skills began to appear obsolete with the emergence of new digital technology.More recently, though, theres been something of a renaissance in artisan crafts, and the skills that underpin them.
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