There are many craftsmen, artists, gunmakers, engineers and instructors who have kindly agreed to give their time to teach at the Burrard Academy. This page details those who are already in discussions to teach.
Peter Boxall – Firearm design and Computer Aided Design and manufacture in gunmaking
Peter Boxall, formerly of Jaguar, W&C Scott and manufacturing director of Holland & Holland, has worked in engineering all his life. After an extensive career working to bring modern technology into the art of traditional gunmaking, Peter started a consultancy, offering the same service for smaller parts of the trade, working with some of the top names in the business. In 2009, Peter setup Boxall & Edmiston to continue manufacturing firearms, this time under his own name.
Peter Cusack – Artist and Engraver
“I started engraving in the very early 1970s with a foundation course at Sir John Cass School of Art, but soon found that apprentices on day release were much better engravers than final year students, so I left and started work.
45 years later, I have engraved 120 banknote plates for more than 60 different countries. I now freelance and from 1997 to today, I have engraved 150 guns for 8 of the top gun makers worldwide.” – Peter Cusack
Lewis Potter – specialising in the history and development of firearms
Lewis repaired his first shotgun at age of 13 and has since had an interest in the history and technology of firearms. With 20 years part time experience and 30 years full time as a gunsmith and riflemaker, Lewis is the author of four shooting related books, The Art of Gunsmithing, Riflesmithing – A Comprehensive Guide, Practical Ballistics- an introduction for rifle and shotgun shooters and Deer Stalking and Management – All published by Crowood Press. Amongst other work in the industry, “Potter and Walker” redeveloped the 280/30 experimental military cartridge as a 280 British sporting rifle cartridge as listed in the reference book Cartridges of the World; Lewis is also a regular contributor to Shooting Times magazine.