Artwork for Andrew Findlay
Runner bean birdbath
sweet pea sculpture
copper and bronze rose
Andrew Findlay makes sculptural and functional pieces from hot forged metals. He uses the plastic quality of the hot steel, stainless steel and bronze to form natural shapes and elements which are then assembled into the completed form of the piece. He enjoys the immediacy and drama of the forging process, using coal, fire, water and pressure to achieve the desired results. The delight of working hot metals in this way has not diminished in 37 years.
To be able to express myself using my preferred materials, to aspire to make pieces that are beautiful and will also complement their surroundings, be they interior, architectural or in the public realm
Andrew Findlay Artist Blacksmith
Andrew works from the traditional blacksmith's shop at Eastnor in Herefordshire, using not only forge, hammer and anvil but a variety of modern equipment that enables him to expand the vocabulary of his work in form, texture and size. Andrew has taught many students on work experience placements over the years, and plans to teach sustainable blacksmithing in a woodland setting in the near future.
Andrew has been forging since 1984 and has worked with eminent designers and architects on many prestigious commissions including a three year art metal project in Dubai. He was invited to demonstrate as Artist in Residence at the Metal Museum in Memphis Tennessee in April 2015, where he created a signature bronze bowl before an audience of internationally respected smiths.
Hellens Garden Festival sculpture trail, 2018, 2019, 2020
Hookshouse Pottery sculpture exhibition 2019
H.Art Trumpet Gallery 2019
H.Art Colwall Collective 2020
Andrew mainly works to commission but also sells his work through the following galleries when he is able to stock them:
Timothy Hawkins Gallery, 14 Church Street, Hereford HR1 2LR