John Mosse

John Mosse is an award-winning blacksmith and conservator. He trained in the national school of Blacksmithing Hereford, before undergoing a masters in Conservation of metalwork at West Dean College. His main focus is on traditional architectural ironwork. He is also experienced in Contemporary cutlery and is a freeman of the worshipful company of cutlers.

Describe your approach to teaching

I aim to encourage a dialogue with students and encourage the exploration of ideas and techniques aiming to foster a love of the craft. 

What inspires your own work? 

I love exploring both traditional and contemporary skills and techniques, which I feel helps develop adaptability in my practice. 

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