Adrian is a dynamic teacher: funny, insightful and guaranteed to challenge you to learn as much as possible in a short period of time.
This three day intensive workshop will enable individuals to not only improve their skills and understanding of traditional joinery, it will also challenge them to do that within the context of designing and making a functional object.
Joinery will include a branched forge weld, an offset tenon, a rivet and collar joint , a slit and drifted joint plus making all of the tooling for the above: punches, collar mandrel, top and bottom snap and a rivet bolster, slitting chisel and drift .
Adrian is a long standing member of staff at the National School of Blacksmithing where he’s been teaching since 1987. The BA (Hons) Artist Blacksmithing course was initially his vision after he identified that the blacksmith students he was teaching needed to be designers as well as blacksmiths and so he approached the Art College and an exciting collaboration between the two institutions began.
I find that the way that metal moves when it has been forged is fascinating. It has the ability to be structural and at the same time appear to be delicate. I have been a blacksmith for over 30 years and in that time have been involved in work as diverse as the restoration of 17th century gates and railings, the design and making of contemporary garden sculpture and the teaching of my craft to others.
All materials, safety equipment, coffee and tea are included.