Take on the challenge of creating a sculpture from found metal objects assembled with blacksmithing techniques. You will visit a local scrapyard and then learn basic forging and joining processes. Next consider and respond to the design possibilities of your chosen recycled pieces, making a sculpture for your house or garden.
Peter Parkinson studied at the Royal College of Art, has worked as a designer, artist blacksmith, and writer, and extensively as an art college lecturer. His work includes small gallery pieces, architectural metalwork and public art. He has written books on blacksmithing and sculpture, most recently Making Sculpture from Scrap Metal.