Learn | Issue 4 Summer 2021

What are your interests away from the bench? I used to have far too many, but over the years, these seem to have consolidated into engraving-related pastimes now! However, I do love sitting next to the log burner, sketching with my two Spaniels beside me . . . mostly engraving related work, of course! Does that outside interest inform or influence your creativity in any way? Years spent handling firearms while hunting and shooting worldwide exposed me to the art of engraving on steel. It also emphasised that first and last, the tool must be fit for purpose. I believe that embellishment should beautify and add value to a piece, but never to the point where it is no longer capable of being used for its original purpose.




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