Aaron Petersen of Ferric Fusion hand forges steel and iron to produce contemporary and traditional works that range from small scale domestic items through to larger, one off, sculptural pieces. His work is exhibited and sold in galleries and shops across the UK. He was shortlisted for the inaugural UK Craft Skills Awards in 2013 and chosen as one of Bo Concept's 'Ones to Watch' for 2014. His work has featured in a number of National publications.
With a background in fine art Aaron comes from a family of four blacksmiths and has been shaping metal by hand ever since he could pick up a hammer. He was, for several years, the blacksmith in residence at the Museum of Welsh Life in Cardiff. He was also an art lecturer within further education. Aaron's work is influenced by nature and the surroundings of his West Wales home.