Brenton West Biography – Brenton West Wiki
Brenton West is a British silversmith, photographer, and television personality. He has been a regular member of the British television show The Repair Shop since 2017. He works as a professional resident silversmith on the show along with Dominic Chinea and skilled craftspeople. He is also a photographic enthusiast. He is the master of replicating the missing pieces and reinstating the shine.
His expertise in his field started as he realized he was arty at school – being creative in the metalwork and art departments. He studied silversmithing and the course gave him the ability to shape, make and repair metal and other materials. As well as gold and silver he has worked on racing and classic cars.
He came to be in the show when the producers asked him to repair a wooden camera that they had been told was irreparable. It was the sort of job that he had been doing for a long time but was still challenging. He managed, at last, getting him a pass to the entry of the show.
Watching the show on television before he joined led him to think that it was an amazing place to work and how he would love to work there. When he was contacted and arrived to work in the barn he was not disappointed. The setting, the challenges, the happiness of the contributors, and working with the other amazing experts make it a dream. He said that genuinely, everyone gets on like a close-knit family.
He studied a degree in silversmithing at Medway College of Design. Later, he took a degree in Photography specializing in 19th Century photography and equipment. He describes his silversmithing as his most enduring skill as he has been doing it for over 40 years.
Brenton West The Repair Shop
He has been an expert silversmith on BBC’s The Repair Shop since 2017. He has repaired over 100 items on the show. In 2019 The Repair Shop was awarded Best Daytime Programme by the Royal Television Society and received the prestigious international Rose d’or prize for Reality and Factual Entertainment. In 2020 it won Best Daytime Programme at the Broadcast Awards. In 2021 the show was nominated for a BAFTA, the National Television Awards and won the TRIC award.
Brenton West Silversmith
He began his silversmithing while still at Bryanston School. He developed his craftsmanship during a three-year course at the Medway College of Design, and was taught by the talented silversmith Ian Calvert, and he gained a Diploma in Silversmithing and Design in 1980. He has won three awards from the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths; one for chasing and two for silversmithing. He has also won a Johnson Matthey Metals Award for design.
Brenton West Age
How old is Brenton West from the repair shop? He was born in the 1960s in the United Kingdom.
Brenton West Wife
Is Brenton West married? He is married and lives with his wife and children in Oxfordshire county, England.
Brenton West Instagram
Brenton West’s Instagram account is @brenton_west. His Instagram account bio reads, “I repair remarkable articles on BBC TV. Silversmith, photographer, gardener, maker, cook, slow ex-racing driver.”