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The Bijou, 175 Lower Main Road, Observatory
Wednesday 5th December
Members R30, Non-Members R40

Conrad Hicks is an artist blacksmith and maker of tools.  Beautiful tools were made by man 100,000 years before we learned to use the spoken language and those who made the best tools survived.  These tools were developed to a point where their use was beyond the immediate function.  Their secondary purpose was to be symbolic, sacred, representing the cultural development of the maker and communicate levels of technical achievement.  The blacksmith, or maker of tools, was always the artist, the shaman and the magician.  Conrad recently changed his forging business to specialize in more artistic forge-work including gates, balustrades, balconies, sculptural work, fireplaces and furniture.  He designs all his own work and produces mostly one-off commissions using recycled wrought iron and mild steel.

For membership enquiries or further information please contact Lizzie O’Hanlon at the Friends Office on 021 481 3951 (Tuesday to Thursday 10:00-14:00) or email

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