Dinsdale Petch North Devon
Dinsdale Petch was born in North Devon and raised in a family with a long history of blacksmiths and foundrymen. Over the last 30 years he has honed his skills in all aspects of metal craft and carved out an interesting and creative career. Truly making it his own.
After a meeting with a travelling blacksmith, aged 18, he knew this was the path for him. He then set up his own small forge on his family’s farm. Starting to research and develop historic practices including skills and making tools, weathervanes, fire irons and inventing gadgets.
The next stage in Dinsdale’s training took place with Dave Bray in antique metalware restoration. This training included the restoration of copper, silver, pewter, lead, and Ironwork. He also learnt the dying art of restoring antique horn, tortoiseshell, and ivory.
After Dave’s retirement, Dinsdale continued with the business of high quality antique metalware restoration for a range of customers including private clients, antique dealers, museums and historic building conservators. Dinsdale relishes this restoration work, lovingly restoring historic items back to their former glory.
Local Foundry Devon
The desire to be able to cast missing pieces of metalware for restoration work led Dinsdale to build his own workshop, studio & foundry in the grounds of his home. Every stage of the casting process is done from here. Design, mould making, wax work, casting through to high quality finishing.
Bronze And Silver Casting Commissions
Dinsdale Petch specialises in incredibly detailed, small (individual castings up to 6” /150mm tall) bronze and silver casting commissions for a very limited number of clients throughout the year.
Prestigious customers include historic building conservators and Timothy Richards of Bath for whom Dinsdale casts & assembles the Richard H Driehaus prize for the university of Notre Dame each year, (http://www.timothyrichardscommissions.com/bronze-work.)
If you have a special commission you would like to discuss please contact Dinsdale here
Solid Bronze Nuts
Dinsdale’s range of award winning solid bronze hot cast nuts and fruit are the perfect representation of his attention to detail and a true passion of his. They are collected across the world and given as wonderfully quirky, tactile gifts.
Why not start your collection here?
Contact Dinsdale Petch
If you have any questions about our products or wish to discuss a commission. Please contact us on the details below or fill out the form and we will get back to you shortly. Dinsdale is highly experienced and takes great pride in his craft.
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