One to Watch
Timothy Dyck uses traditional craftsmanship to make beautiful works of art.
Timothy Dyck wipes beads of sweat from his forehead as he mounts an old piece of steel on a modified metal lathe. As the steel turns, its colour begins to change from black to yellow to orange and red. Tools scrape along the outside of the spinning metal, refining the object into a round shape. As Dyck dunks the metal vessel underwater, it reacts with a satisfying sizzle.
Born and raised in Abbotsford, Dyck has forged himself a wellestablished career as a blacksmith, designer and craftsman since first experimenting with metalwork as a teenager. The repurposed steel in the iron bowls he’s making is sourced from old logging camps and mining companies in B.C.—a collection he calls his Relevant series. “To use this as a means to design and build for today while at the same time have a deep respect and for connection to our past—this is relevant design,” says Dyck.—