Daniel Freyne & Frances Pinnock Selected for Future Heritage

23rd September 2021

Works by QEST William Parker Scholar and artist blacksmith Daniel Freyne are featured in the Future Heritage display at Decorex International (10-13 October).

Daniel uses traditional blacksmithing techniques that he pushes in new ways to create metal vessels, which have the look of ceramic or leather and cry out to be touched. They range in scale from the handheld to the majestic. Daniel has made a series of over-sized ‘Transition’ metal vessels to show at Decorex, alongside another new series of mixed-sized vessels called ‘Perceptions’.

The exhibition, curated by Corinne Julius, also features QEST Garfield Weston Foundation Scholar and leatherworker Frances Pinnock. Using leather from Britain’s only remaining traditional oak bark tannery to create her work, Frances produces asymmetrical leather vessels that she makes using adapted traditional shoe-making techniques. For Future Heritage, she has made even bigger scale works including a large sculptural piece.