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Del Done has become a leading international scholar in the discipline of Artist Blacksmithing.

Done moved from teaching ceramics in Cardiff a decade ago to work with degree students studying Artist Blacksmithing. This marked the beginning of a fascination with forged metal; the students studying it, the objects and architectural ironwork they make and the wider community of practice. Leading the BA (Hons) course in Artist Blacksmithing at Hereford College of Arts, she has curated national and international exhibitions and is a council member of the British Artist Blacksmiths Association.

As part of her research and teaching practice, she has co-designed an innovative MA course in Contemporary Crafts at HCA.