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Peter Castles

Year of Award: 2018 Award State: Queensland Arts - Visual > Craft
None > Trades
To learn the finer points of the English Saddle, Harness and Collar making - UK
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Introduction

My Fellowship is centred upon the historical saddlery trade. From my earliest interest in saddlery, I have been fascinated with collar making especially, closely followed by harness making. I became a saddle maker, as in 1973, harness and collar making had been in a massive decline for many years. I reasoned that the skills learnt in saddle making would carry over to the harness side, and, in the main, this is true. As a result of winning a Fellowship, I have been very fortunate to travel overseas and finally learn the skills required to make a collar, a harness saddle, and an English riding saddle. I look forward to sharing my newfound knowledge with others into the future.


Keywords: Harness, collar, saddle, saddler, sulky saddle, leather, harness maker, collar maker, tannery, loriner.

 

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