Jack Waygood

2018 QEST Radcliffe Trust Scholar - Axe Forging

Raised in the Dark Peak, Jack studied Art & Design in Manchester before taking Artist Blacksmithing and Advanced Decorative Ironwork courses at Hereford College of Arts.

Jack has since set up his own forge in Brecon, worked as a journeyman in Italy and at prestigious forges around the UK, and as a special effects technician. He is an active member of the British Artist Blacksmiths Association and in June worked with the National Heritage Ironwork Group on its spectacular BathIRON forging festival.

With his QEST Scholarship Jack learned to hand forge an axe at the renowned Gransfors Bruk in Sweden.

Hand forged items are functional, ethical and possess intrinsic beauty.