Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 July 2022
Saturday 2 + Sunday 3 July
Please note that if you are not a Harewood Member, you will need to purchase a day ticket here.
In this 45 minute workshop, taught by Leszek himself, you will have the chance to learn basic blacksmithing techniques in order to create a simple leaf.
This is a hands-on workshop which takes place outdoors, so please wear appropriate clothing, and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
Suitable for Age 18+
Originally from Poland, Leszek came to the UK 14 years ago. Working as a middle manager in the retail yet this career left him feeling wholly unfulfilled. He knew that he wanted to create something that would last. He was used to getting dirty and working with his hands – and so was thrilled to learn that Hereford College of Arts ran a blacksmithing course. The next thing he knew, he’d quit his job and started training.
Since then Leszek produced a series of superb artisan tools and knives, using age-old skills to produce modern objects of desire. His inspiration comes from the history and the traditional methods, getting to grips with hammer, tongs, and fire.
Following the success of our last summer craft festival, Make It Harewood is returning for 2022!
With a weekend packed full of workshops and demonstrations, visitors will have the opportunity to get hands on and learn from some of the leading talents in their respective crafts fields. As well as a range of intimate workshops for smaller groups, we will have drop-in sessions and beginners activities for all the family, so there will be plenty to keep you busy all weekend long.