I was a blacksmith for more than 25 years. I have now downed my heavy hammers and replaced them with ones more suitable for working with gold and silver. As an artist blacksmith I was best known for my bespoke beds. These were often themed, for example, my Castaway on a Desert Island Bed and my Jane Eyre Bed. These items have long since been sold but I include them here both as a lasting record and to show how my work as a jeweller has been influenced by my time as a blacksmith.
The Castaway bed was made for Steve who grew up in Jamaica now living in England this bed takes him home. The oak tree was rescued from a river where it had lain for years. The bedside tables house all of Steve’s beach-combing collection under glass, it is lit with fibre optics and the headboard is a mermaid with dreadlocks!
The steel seaweed was made by blacksmith Steven Lunn
Lighting: Jake Sadler
Photography: Ian Macauley
The Jane Eyre bed was made for an English teacher whose favourite book is Jane Eyre. The little ‘doll’ is made of paper by Penny Thomson see the fire burning in the attic!!
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