Brian Greaves

Brian Greaves

| Brian Greaves is an artist blacksmith . He designs and creates his unique sculptures onboard canal tug Bronte, which he built in 1992. It is equipped with a blacksmith’s forge and all the necessary tools for his artwork. Brian lives with his wife aboard narrowboat Emily. This has been their home for the last twenty-six years. Now that their children have left school they travel the length and breadth of the inland waterways. Having his studio on the canal is ideal, Brian’s art is inspired by the beauty of his surroundings.

Brian combines traditional and modern blacksmithing techniques, designs and develops his own special tools to work the steel in new and innovative ways. His work has been described as "having the appearance of poured chocolate"; sweeping waves and swooping curves are very much Brian's trade marks.