Blacksmith, Wood Carver, Author and... Diver ?
After 37 years in the Canadian Navy as a diver and bomb disposal specialist, followed with another 7 years involved in explosive safety instruction, I now spend wonderful hours creating art work from wood and iron.
Until my recent move to London Ontario, I was fortunate to have both a blacksmith forge and woodworking shop behind our house in the quaint village of Schomberg. I spent as much time as possible either firing up the forge or using my woodworking tools. Now, I am very lucky to have access to a couple woodworking shops nearby and I have a small carving studio in my condo in the clouds.
Please take a look at some of the items that I have had fun creating.
To celebrate my passion for Blacksmithing, a couple years back I wrote a whimsical little book that explains the wonders of blacksmithing to small children, illustrated by a local artist, Chantal Duclos, in an amusing and delightful way. In April 2018, Blue Moon Press out of Pennsylvania, USA, published my book "Song of the Blacksmith".
You can find more information and a personal book reading video I made on the book page, I hope you enjoy it!
Product and profile images on this website have been created by James Hastie, his website is www.jameshastiephotography.co.uk.