Forging Demonstration & Lecture
With associates Rick Smith of SIU Carbondale and Delyth
Done of Hereford College of Arts in England, Heiner will do a presentation on "Blacksmithing a future concept." This will be followed by a panel discussion which will include other professional smiths.
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Heiner and Rick will apply these contemporary concepts with a group of young smiths while executing a piece for the auction.
Heiner Zimmermann is a second generation German blacksmith. His father, Paul Zimmermann, had his works published and thus influenced American and European blacksmiths throughout the 70's and 80's. It was through working with his father and uncle that Heiner had the unique opportunity to meet and work with leading smiths around the world including Hermann Gradinger of Germany, Olaf Punt of Norway, Alfred Habermann of the Czech Republic, Allen Evans of England, and Jeffrey Funk of the USA.
He completed his academic studies with a Master’s Degree in art and did additional studies in welding and restoration. His knowledge and skill led to a professorship at University Gothenburg Sweden which, like Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is one of only a few colleges in the world to offer advanced art degrees with a focus on blacksmithing.