Friday, July 28, 2017

Adrian Legge - Master Blacksmithing classes in September

I just had this passed to me by Sandra Dunn.
Highly Recommended!

In case any of your past students are interested, here’s some information about two courses Adrian Legge will be teaching in my shop in September.

Adrian Legge, Master Blacksmith from the U.K.  and instructor at Hereford College, is coming to Ontario to teach two blacksmithing Masterclasses.  Adrian is a dynamic teacher:  funny, insightful and guaranteed to challenge you to learn as much as possible in a short period of time.   
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.
— Legge

Courses will take place at the new teaching facility at Two Smiths in Kitchener.  This space is equipped with eight forging stations and  a design/ drawing studio.