Isolated at his workshop on the Shetland Islands, but not entirely alone with his dog Crosby for company, Rod Kelly, master silversmith speaks about his long view of life, creating, making and finding new ways to pass on his skills.
It’s 8am, and the tranquillity of Muckle-Roe, Shetland is interrupted by the sound of Rod’s quad bike starting up. He’s making the short journey up to his allocated peat bank, which provides the fuel for his workshop. He makes a neat bundle of peats on the trailer, ties it down with rope and draws a knife out to cut it to length. Fuel gathered for several weeks, he heads back under crisp blue skies, the turquoise of the North Sea visible from every direction. With the peats stacked and stored drying, he’s ready for the workshop.