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Faculty: David Robertson

David Robertson is professional artist blacksmith with his work in private collections across Canada, in the US and as far away as Ireland and Germany. After opening his business in 1987, he, in 1993, started teaching blacksmithing. In 1996 he was honoured to be chosen as Artist in Residence at Joseph Schnieder Haus museum in Kitchener. As a graduate of University of Waterloo's engineering program he has a unique perspective on design, and metallurgy. Currently his primary focus is using organic elements to create attractive and functional works of art. "Organic forms such as vines, leaves and flowers also translate into the unique nature of the steel. The semi-fluid nature of the steel when it is hot allows the flow of these modern designs. When cold, the strength of the steel permits the long self supporting lines that are common in the plant world."

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