I am a career professional blacksmith with a passion for good design.
In 2000 I studied blacksmithing as an apprentice at the Eveleigh Locomotive Workshops. For the past 19 years I have travelled Australia working on many incredible projects.
In 2011 I was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Research Fellowship and travelled through America, Italy and England working and studying with some of the best ‘smiths’ in the trade.
What I enjoy most is working with clients to design and deliver exceptional ironwork.
Modern architectural ironwork is the backbone of works, but heritage ironwork is my beloved. The history, stories and skills of the ironwork gives such an incredible insight into our past.
I often work as a heritage ironwork consultant and restorer with various heritage bodies and heritage architectural firms.
Public art and sculpture is also a passion. I have exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea and Swell Sculpture, and have had many public art commissions throughout Australia.
Zen Ironwork was originally founded in Fremantle, W.A., but buying acreage just outside of Brisbane saw us leave our beloved Freo, and relocate onto a small farm where we have chickens, Bunya Pines and an incredible mountain view from the blacksmiths shop.