Steve Merlin Flintshire, United Kingdom
I am an artist blacksmith who has an joy and love of metal since time began people have created and to me its inspiring how one can view nature and then manoeuvre iron into a version of nature. I use mostly recycled materials and things others throw away to try and bring beauty into the things others see as rubbish to lease new life and joy into what was once unloved. I'm a lover of history.
My practice is to use what once was unloved and scrap. To take something that no one loves and to change others perspectives of it. I love history and try to recreate how things were done in times past as well as looking to the future and reclaiming pieces that would otherwise be a blight to become beautiful to some. Heritage is important to not lose the old crafts and arts, to look at nature and recreate an interpretation of what can be seen and touched, to sculpt, to create, to forge something from nothing is a joy, a passion and a love.