Leszek Sikoń

Leszek Sikoń

Artisan BlacksmithHereford, United Kingdom
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Leszek Sikoń

Leszek Sikoń

Artisan BlacksmithHereford, United Kingdom
About me
Leszek Sikoń Making hand forged knives and custom objects in only the highest quality materials is the core of my practice, precision in craft is fundamental. Nowadays shops are filled with mass made products that are cheap, disposable and poorly designed – customers have a hard time forming a connection to them. By combining modern design with tradition, I strive to create artworks (often in the form of knives) that speak of quality, in turn becoming precious to their owners.
Projects
  • Sycamore Knives
    Sycamore Knives In this project I wanted to challenge myself to create a design based on a found object.
  • Wave knifes
    Wave knifes Picking up an object of daily use, and redesigning it to find a perfect balance between modern design and everyday practicality.
  • Shell Tools
    Shell Tools Project created for and presented at The Exhibition Transition at Ypres 2016, a major international, contemporary, forged metal design touring exhibition, hosted by Kazematten to coincide with the Ypres 2016. Aim of the exhibition was to create work in memory of First World War. Also to show transition of blacksmiths craft during that time. Using original shells from First World War I change the tool of destruction back to tools of creation. For regular updates visit: https://www.facebook.com/LSikonBlacksmith/ or find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leszek_sikon/ Filmed by: Dan Haworth Salter http://www.danhaworthsalter.co.uk/
Projects credited in
  • One Year In
    One Year InFor talented designers launching new creative businesses
  • New Designers
    New DesignersThe Exhibition for emerging designers
  • New Designers 2017 - Hereford College of Arts stand
    New Designers 2017 - Hereford College of Arts stand
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Work history
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     - Freelance
Skills
  • Metal Working
Education
    Artist Blacksmithing
     - Hereford, United Kingdom
Awards
    Outstanding Achievement Award
    The Elmley Foundation is an independent grantmaking charity which supports the arts in the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The Foundation was endowed by the late Countess Beauchamp of Madresfield Court near Malvern. She was the Danish-born widow of the eighth and last Earl Beauchamp who was known as Viscount Elmley until he succeeded his father to the House of Lords in 1938. The purpose of The Elmley Foundation is to continue the tradition of encouragement of all forms of the arts, crafts and design which has been associated with Madresfield Court over many generations. In doing so, the Foundation perpetuates Madresfield’s considerable influence on the cultural life of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.