Sculptor Mike Davies featured at Oriel Myrddin


The Oriel Myrddin Gallery featured maker for November and December is blacksmith and sculptor, Mike Davies.
Mike is a third generation blacksmith working in Pembrokeshire and has more recently studied Fine
Art Sculpture (BA Hons) at West Wales School of the Arts in Carmarthen.
He still has an incessant passion for working with wrought iron and steel.
He says: “These materials are strong and heavy with uses extensively in Industry, essentially cold and
lifeless. However, light delicate flowing forms can be achieved with the forging technique. This
breathes life and energy into the material, transforming it into inherently tactile objects.”
It is this transformation that interests and inspires Mike to experiment using an amalgamation of
traditional and contemporary techniques, “Handling the ironwork, feeling the different textures,
enables you to experience the power and vitality within the work.”
Mike has created a contemporary fire basket and a set of exquisitely designed fire tools for our
winter exhibition ‘Hearth & Home/Ar yr Aelwyd’, you can also buy Mike’s single and double
lovespoons from Oriel Myrddin this Christmas.

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