Artwork for Peter King
I design and make mostly Botanical inspired sculpture. I use my many years of Blacksmithing skills and many self developed tools and techniques. I choose this way of life as I like being my own boss. To have the freedom to set my own standard and I get a buzz from making.
Being an artist means i keep a sense of playfulness and nonconformity. It gives me a reason to look closely at nature.
Sculptor, or Artist, or Artist Blacksmith. I call myself allsorts of horrible things some days.
My practice mostly involves me in my workshop messing about with hard metal, trying to turn it into something nice.
Hereford College - Blacksmithing Course 1996 - 97. Worked for a renowned blacksmith in Brecon for a year or so after college. Set up my workshop at Wharton Court in 1998.
I start the season (most years!) with Malvern spring R.H.S. show and end it with the Malvern autumn show. I attend some local shows and choose some further afield each year. Last year and this year including - The Garden Show at Stansted Park in Hampshire and The Garden Show at Loseley Park in Surrey.