Colin Chetwood is a designer and maker of handmade metal furniture and custom made lighting for office and home, based in Herefordshire. Inspired by shape and structures found in the natural world, Colinís sculptural, contemporary furniture and lighting uses a range of materials including burnished, beaten and forged metals, glass, paper and wood.
Living in the Wye valley, an area lush with plant life and with sharply changing landscape, his work is inspired by natural elements. The river often floods covering the trees with flotsam; the sky above the Black Mountains changes from day to day sending clouds and winds scudding towards his home. The energy of this landscape permeates his work.
Colin achieved a BA in Fine Art Sculpture from the Slade School in 1982 and has followed that with various Guild of Blacksmithing courses and a Postgraduate in Fine Art studies at Cardiff University in 2004.
Colin was awarded the Boyce travelling scholarship and the Coldstream drawing prize. His work is exhibited nationwide in selected galleries.