Colleen du Pon is a female Artist Blacksmith originally from Canada and now living in Bridport, West Dorset on England’s Jurassic Coast. Colleen’s workshop is located at Miles Cross Farm Educational and Enterprise Centre in Symondsbury.
She earned a BA in Silversmithing and Metalwork at Camberwell College of Arts in London where she enrolled to pursue her dream of becoming a Jeweller, but fell in love with blacksmithing and working hot iron and spent most of her time at the forge and anvil. She was awarded the Bruce Church Travel Scholarship in 2002 and has travelled extensively, working directly with nomadic Blacksmiths in India. Colleen has been working as an Artist Blacksmith and Metal Sculptor since 2007.
Colleen produces a range of work, blending forging with hand, hammer and anvil, with contemporary metalworking processes to create works in mild steel, from functional items to sculpture and architectural work to commission.