It’s been a very event filled few months with trips out of the workshop to yet another fruitful International Living History Fair at Bruntingthorpe, a first time exhibit at Hatfield House during their internationally acclaimed crafts weekend for the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, work for Black Knight Historical at the Stonham Barns.
Additionally in the workshop things have been getting increasingly busy as my wife has now joint me in the workshop on Wednesday and Fridays starting her own metal worksing business; creating artwork, ornamation and contemporary jewelry. Orders have grown as the year has progressed, a hopeful indication that the pains of the recession are easing for some.
As well as this I have enjoyed writing a number of short articles for the Medieval Warfare magazine. The first of which has just been published recently about greaves.
Finally I am constantly fortuntate enough to be able to continue training under Master Armour David Hewitt of White Rose Armouries.
In the immediate future there are plans for visits to a number of the UK’s private and public armouries and a couple of handling sessions that I hope to photograph.