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 with a local blacksmith where she learned modern fabrication skills. A great deal of burns and blisters later, she set up her own forge: KV Artist Blacksmith at Hinderwell. ‘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’. Katie will talk about her work as an artist blacksmith and the inspiration for the piece she has created for the Festival as well as her career as an artist blacksmith. You can meet her at Smugglers, Venue 21 Saturday 11.30am.
Venue: The Beach
Medium: Blacksmith Artists