Daniel Freyne


Pushing the limitations of my material, I am an artist with the creative drive to excel in craft and produce intriguing metal work of the highest quality.  Having been trained as a blacksmith, I received an in-depth knowledge about iron, particularly in the context of forge work.

Through my work, I aim to demonstrate the limitless potential of contemporary craft by changing the viewer’s perspective of ‘what’ a blacksmith is.

By embodying a likeness to ceramics, my exam project ‘Perceive’ explores my aim to challenge the perceptions of Materiality and Craft. In connection to that, this vessel is also symbolic of my acquired knowledge and the conflicts within my artistic identity.

The Collaboration

This webpage is the result of collaboration between two leading international university programs in metal art. A selection of the best BfA and MfA exam work will be presented every year.

HCA Hereford

Delyth Done
Hereford College of Arts
College Road Campus
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HDK Valand

Professor Heiner Zimmermann
Hemslöjdsvägen 1
666 95 Dals Långed
+46 768898186

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