Jack Waygood, raised in the Dark Peak, studied art and design in Manchester before taking Artist Blacksmithing and advanced decorative ironwork 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.
“Hand forged items are functional, ethical and possess intrinsic beauty. During my QEST Scholarship I will learn to hand forge an axe at the renowned Gransfors Bruk in Sweden.”