Blacksmithing students forge ahead

Blacksmithing students forge aheadFifteen students on the blacksmithing diploma at Warwickshire College’s Moreton Morrell took a sweep of awards at the recent Malvern Three Counties show, winning prizes in the live competitions, scooping first, second and third places.

The students made a range of designs, all individually inspired by heritage, art and their own interests and passions. The designs included; sculptural pieces, tables, a clock, a fire pit, a staircase, a mirror, candlesticks, gates and wall hangings. Some students sold their pieces at the show, whilst others had already been commissioned to make pieces to order.

Student Clement Dubessay became the Overall Reserve Show Champion, for his clock. He also came first in the student competition and second in the professional contemporary competition.

He said: “My clock is an old, traditional design with a contemporary twist. I have designed it as a gift for my parents, as a thank you for helping me get through the course. My hard work has paid off, I’m surprised, but really pleased to win this award.”

Blacksmithing tutor Michelle Parker commented: “The group have been excellent this year, they have worked really hard, even coming in on their days off to get the work finished. I’m very proud of them.”

There are still places on the blacksmithing course, starting in September 2011 at Moreton Morrell. Visit for more information.

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