Jul 13, 2015
Adrian Legge is a 2nd generation blacksmith from Bromyard,
England. In his almost 40 year career he has been involved in
work as diverse as the restoration of 17th century gates and
railings, the design and making of contemporary garden sculpture
and teaching the craft to others at Hereford College of the
What We Talked About
- Adrian was very
academic as a young lad and went to college with hopes of becoming
a biochemist. When his grades slipped a bit during the exams,
he decided to work with his father who was a blacksmith, farrier
and farmer. After a few months, his father enrolled Adrian
into a blacksmithing college, Hereford College, and he ended up
loving the craft. Adrian has been teaching blacksmithing at
Hereford College for the past 28 years. Here is a link to the
- Adrian remembers his
first time demonstrating in front of a crowd; he was very
nervous. He says he’s not adept at the “7 P”s” - prior
planning and preparation prevents piss poor performance.
- Adrian attended the
Emma International Collaboration in Saskatchewan, Canada in
2014. A gathering of 100 artists of all crafts gather for one
week and collaborate without the use of electricity, http://www.emmacollaboration.com/events
- Pricing and business
are two things he also teaches in his courses at the college.
Adrian developed a spreadsheet that has formulas built into it to
help you figure out your hourly rate.
- As a liveryman, a
national judge, and assessor for the Worshipful Company of
Blacksmiths, Adrian enjoys every part of being involved with
something that carries on through the centuries. He talks
about the circuit competitions they have all year round and the
details of what the qualification classes will be and the awards
given to the winners.
Website - www.bringstyforge.co.uk
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004654304928
Email – Adrian.firstname.lastname@example.org
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