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Hammer-in 2017 Design on the Edge. An experiment.

At the beginning of the year Peter Brunner contacted me to invite me to be one of the master blacksmiths involved in creating a master project at Hammer-in 2017, the biennial festival he runs in Sperberslohe, Germany. I jumped at … Continue reading

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Promoting Art and Craft. A bigger picture.

A brief back story In 2015 I ran a successful Fund It campaign to allow me to travel to Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada. I wanted to see how craft and art practises there dealt with promotion of their … Continue reading

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Nothing and everything to do with my work.

Scrolling around social media this morning, tea in hand, I came across more posts and articles that blame the “uneducated” for electing Trump, labelling them as bigoted into the bargain. This saddened, infuriated, depressed and inspired me all in the … Continue reading

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My approaches to work

Last year I was asked by a client how I approach my work, and unusually for me, I didn’t have an answer. So, I’ve been examining just how I do approach it and these are the answers I’ve discovered for … Continue reading

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New short film shot in my forge.

This is a short film entitled The Blacksmith. Shot in my forge by film maker Pete Killane. http://youtu.be/_iqwErA5Te0

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The Blacksmith

Here is a new short film made in my forge by film maker Pete Killane.

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Erosion of forged mild steel. A theory.

Never being one to accept things I’m told on face value, I’ve often thought about what in the blacksmith’s world is accepted wisdom on erosion of mild steel. For those of you who aren’t into metallurgy here is a short … Continue reading

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