.Qualifications And C.V
. 2003. 1 Year Diploma Foundation art and Design
I took a Bachelors in Fine art, at Margret street in Birmingham where I specialised in painting and illustration.
I spent several months working at a historic canal boatyard. During this year, also took some time out during the weekends to practice and refine my own metal working and basic welding skills. This Culminated in a small gate commission for a family friend.-
. 2007-2008 ‘Certificate in Blacksmithing and Metal Work’, Warwickshire collage-
A one year intensive introduction to all the skills required to set up business as a modern Blacksmith.
Subjects included, a rigorous and intensive introduction to the traditional forge skills, tool and techniques of blacksmiths of centuries past- However the course also included modules in:
. -A two term business studies model.
I completed the Certificate course with distinctions in all classes.
I won prizes for my final end of year project design piece at various agricultural shows, including the Royal Show, and The Three Counties agricultural show Backsmithing competitions.
in 2015, i moved my Business from the centre of a busy town in north Oxfordshire to a quiet location in Bampton, a short drive west of the city of Oxford.
Visual design and draughtsmanship is the foundation upon which my craft rests: