Yorkshire Artspace artist/designer David Appleyard and Ancon Building Products’ production and project engineer Paul Fisher in conversation with Mir Jansen, programme manager at Yorkshire Artspace and vice-chair of Galvanize Sheffield “Bench : Product of a residency at Ancon Building Products in Sheffield” as part of Craftworks, Sheffield Design Week.
Welcome to Galvanize Sheffield
Sheffield is synonymous with steel production and the metal trades.
Famed for its production of steel, heavy engineering that shaped the world and fine cutlery, it is a city of endeavour, creativity and craftsmanship.
Metal skills thrive here today through a community of silversmiths and designers who create beautiful and innovative contemporary designs in metal and through the manufacturing of metal products in the city.
Galvanize is a celebration of the past, present and future in all things metal.
It is an affirmation that investing in skills and innovation will ensure that beautiful objects, practical tools and powerful products continue to be made in Sheffield and appreciated around the world.
Galvanize Sheffield commissioned artist Johnny Wilkinson (We Live Here) to design the first Galvanize Sheffield coin, depicting 6 iconic buildings in Sheffield with links to metalworking in Sheffield. The coin was sponsored by Made in Sheffield and The Assay Office [read more]