Tim Westley is a bladesmith and recycler, transforming plastic and metal waste into hand-forged knives from his workshop in an old creamery in Dumfries and Galloway. Pioneering a zero waste approach to his practice, Tim melts down laughing gas canisters and steel belts from abandoned whiskey casks to forge the blades for his knives. Handles are made from plastic materials including discarded gun cartridges, as well as plastic crates and ghost ropes collected from local beaches. His knives are sought after by chefs the length and breadth of the country and beyond.
What value does craft have in daily life?
Craft gives us the opportunity to reimagine waste and put it back into human hands.
What does Scottishness mean to you?
Scottishness is beating the English in sporting events no matter what.