Future of Craft

Leszek Sikon

Originally from Poland, Leszek Sikon came to the UK twelve years ago. He was a middle manager in the retail sector, but felt unfulfilled and knew that he wanted to create something that would last. So he quit his job to take the blacksmithing course at Hereford College of Arts.

Leszek has subsequently developed and produced a series of superb artisan tools and knives, using age old skills to produce modern objects of desire.  Inspired by the history of blacksmithing and traditional methods, Leszek loves getting to grips with hammer, tongs, and fire. He says, “For me having these skills has paid off more than a career in retail ever would.”

Leszek Sikon lives and works in Suffolk and has been a Design-Nation member since 2018.