Peter Trott

VIC
2023

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Peter Trott is a Blacksmith specialising in traditional woodworking hand tools. Peter has built his knowledge through years of teaching both carving and Windsor Chair making and now works solely on the manufacture of edged tools to support traditional trades.


Peter’s Churchill Fellowship will take him to the United States to train under some of the worlds best tool makers, building knowledge of manufacturing techniques, design and hand tool ergonomics. Learning skills past down through generations of makers.


Sharing these techniques has been a focus in Peter's career as a long standing member of the Lost Trades Fair and teaching tool making as a career pathway through the Rare Trades Centre in Ballarat. Peter has demonstrated his work throughout Australia exhibiting and running workshops in NSW and QLD. From 2015-2018 running the annual Woodland Festival of Green woodworking in the Macedon Ranges bringing teachers and makers from the USA to Australia to share their knowledge.


A passionate antique tool collector, Peter draws inspiration from historic tools and hopes to reignite the production of fine hand tools made in Australia. With artisans and craftspeople seeking his work globally Peter is in a strong position to lead the way.

Project

To research the manufacture of woodworking hand tools for traditional craft and furniture making

To research the manufacture of woodworking hand tools for traditional craft and furniture making

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