Meet William Catcheside AWCB
Born in Gloucester in 1977, William has always been a creative force.
He dedicated his early years to travel, theatre and creative writing, completing a Ba Honors in Theatre at Dartington College of arts.
After college he made the decision to work in metal and bringing to life his creative visions in the form of practical, usable objects.
William trained as a blacksmith at Hereford College of Technology, graduating in 2003.
Since then he has built his portfolio as an Artist in Metal, winning various awards for his work and gaining a Diploma of Merit from the Worshipful company of blacksmiths for excellence in his craft, awarded in London in October 2008.
Heavily influenced by the arts and crafts movement in terms of a simple clean style combining perfectly with practical purpose, William has been making unique architectural and sculptural commissions since establishing his Artist Blacksmithing company "Complete Forge" in 2004.
Aside from large scale forge work, William has an obsession with damascus; layered contrasting steels, other wise known as pattern welding.
His passion for food, cooking and love of steel have come together in perfect harmony in creating wonderful kitchen knives.
His aim was to combine his knowledge and experience of manipulating steel into beautiful objects with a desire to have in his hand a kitchen knife with the best possible performance a perfectly balanced extension of your body.
What started as an obsession and desire to achieve excellence has now become a major part of William's business, working with Chefs and enthusiastic home cooks all over the world to create their own made to measure dream Kitchen knife.
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