Jaz was awarded the art prize at Hereford Cathedral School for 3 years running before going on to attain an honours degree in the history of art from The Courtauld Institute, London. He then had a 4 year period of being a dispatch rider, portrait painter, sculptor and graphic novelist. The graphic novel Nod's Dream was completed in 1993.
In 1994-5 he attended the advanced blacksmithing course in Hereford before setting up as a sole trader immediately after the course finished. He has been a designer/maker in metals and other materials ever since. Now Jaz Asbury Metal Design is a company specialising in designing and making bespoke staircases, sculpture, furniture, lighting, general and architectural fittings such as bridges, gates and railings. Over 450 commissions have been completed and customers include interior designers, architects and private clients prepared to look for the very best in contemporary metalwork.
Twenty years of traditional blacksmithing skills, modern welding and fabrication techniques and highly original design combine to create "wow factor" work of the very highest standards. Every piece of work is unique. Jaz's work has been made for exclusive hotels, restaurants, bars and private clients within the U.K., Europe and The Emirates. Working to deadlines is common and every job has been on time.
Between 2002 and 2006 Jaz converted a church into a luxury home using steel to make many features such as balconies, light fittings, and staircases. The incorporation of glass clear casting resins into his repertoire has been introduced over 2008 and has required many months of research and development.
Please do not hesitate to contact Jaz if you have any questions