About the Artist
Dereck has been blacksmithing since a young man of 15, finding the intrigue of knights and armor too alluring to turn away from. Growing from fantasy to reality saw Dereck take and hold positions at all sorts of metalworking shops throughout the Midwest and eastern seaboard. Trained through college to be an Industrial Arts teacher, Dereck continually ran his own shop and to this day relishes in the time spent there. All the while, he runs the New England School of Metalwork.