Artist Blacksmith, Katie Ventress has created a piece of her blacksmith artwork especially for the Festival which will be erected down by the harbour. Born in North Yorkshire, Katie studied 3D Contemporary Craft at York College followed by a four year apprenticeship at Godbold Blacksmiths at Egton where she learned modern fabrication skills. A great deal of burns and blisters later, she set up as an Artist Blacksmith in her own right. ‘It is not glamorous or easy work, in fact its hot, sweaty and dirty, but the final products you can create are a direct result of your physical efforts and imagination, making it all worth while’. Come along to hear Katie talk about her inspiration for the piece and her career as an artist blacksmith.
Venue: The Beach
Medium: Blacksmith Artists