Kaspar Swankey

Curriculum Vitae

    Kaspar Swankey
Name: Kaspar Swankey
Date of birth: 14/03/1967
Address: Emser Str. 131, 12051 Berlin, Deutschland.
Telephone: +49 (0)30 6579 1405
Telephone mobile: +49 (0)152 2772 7212
Email: kaspar@swankeypankey.com
Website: www.swankeypankey.com

2009-date Self employed blacksmith / Kunstschmied
undertaking commissions of contemporary metalwork.
2005-2009 Sole trader in Property maintenance and finishing;
also making selected metalwork commissions.
1995-2005 Self employed blacksmith in London UK.
2000-2004 Volunteer Youth worker (part time).
Sep-03 Ran a schools workshop
1 day blacksmithing workshop for 9 year olds.
1992-1995 Blacksmiths Apprentice working for 3 blacksmiths concurrently.
1989-2000 Information assistant and Usher (part time)
ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) The Mall, London, SW1.
1989-2000 Cabinet Maker (part time) Undertaking commissions and carving.

2011 Funktionsstahl - 25.03.2011 - 01.05.2011
PrimoPiano (Berlin) Gallery. Freienwalder Str. 32, 13359 Berlin

2009 2 months Deutsch-Intensivkurs - BSI Berlin.
2007-2008 German language - Macbeth Centre, Hammersmith, London.
2000-date Computer skills - Photoshop, xhtml/css (website design), SketchUp,
Apple Mac, Excel, Word.
1985-1989 Degree BA (Hons) Architecture (part qualified)
- South Bank University.
1983-1985 'A'levels - Design, Art - Upton-by-Chester County High School.
1981-1983 'O'levels - Physics, English, Maths, Chemistry, Biology,
Geometrical Engineering Drawing, Woodwork, Art
- Upton-by-Chester County High School.

Interests, Passions, Preoccupations

20th + 21st Century design and art.


Swimming, Wrestling.

Travel, exploring derelict buildings around north east Germany, camping, beaches.

Creating - I love making things. I love my job. I get immense fulfilment when I have created something beautiful; enhanced by the knowledge it will last forever.