About Wing Smith.
WingSmith….. Pure alchemy!
In a traditional blacksmith’s forge in the depths of rural Mid Devon there is magic going on . . . two skilled artisans, Nick Mussell (The Tanglewood Project) and Matt Coe (Dingle Design) asked the question: “What if we could create an inspiring sculpture made by members of the public to show their support for frontline workers?” The answer came in the form of WingSmith—a new project that creates the unique opportunity for everyone to get involved and learn to coppersmith and contribute their offering to a truly magical project.
The alchemy of teaching traditional skills is located within the successful relationship between the Master Artisan and his apprentice and is reliant on a complex web of knowledge passed down the generations. As the skills are gained so the magic unfolds. The process of skilfully creating an item of true beauty from fire and metal allows each piece to take on a life of its own.
WingSmith is taking to the roads of Devon and their novice “apprentices” (the good people of Devon) are invited to spend time with Nick and Matt at their mobile forge, each person co-creating two copper feathers: one to add to a pair of stunning wings and the other to take home as a keepsake to remember the day.
Historically in many cultures, feathers and wings have been symbolic of mystical creatures, gods and angels. Flying is the one thing as humans we cannot do. So if you want to help this project fly watch this space for who, what, where, when and why!