this week has seen lots of movement through the workshop, jobs coming in and going out, but lots of teaching too. an uncle and nephew came to make a variety of leather creations including handles for Tilley Lamps, a belt and a snug sheath for the beautiful damascus steel knife, see image, made at one of Richard Walker's blacksmith experience days in Skipton (https://www.facebook.com/EmberIronwork). Laura travelled down from Goole to do a day course in Dog Collar and Lead making, she has a natural pet food company based in Snaith called MinMont Pets, if you are looking for a brilliant gift for a pet owner she does boxes of goodies via post. find her at www,minmontpets-naturalchoice.co.uk.
we have been asked this week to deliver workshops at a new venue up in Scarborough, North Yorks Art School, later in the year so as well as our new residential workshops at Blackwell, Arts and Crafts House, Bowness on Windermere and Zantium Studios, Godfrey Hole, Derby, trips to Lisbon and Venice are also on the horizon, this year is already promising to be adventurous! continuing the roaming theme please do listen to Damian Le Bas (@damianlebas) reading from his book The Stopping Places, he explores the ancient routes and camps along them made by his Romany ancestors, it's facsinating, thoughtful and gives insight into a culture hardly known by most gorgios.
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