Atelier Bottero-Marti was formed by Claudio Bottero & Richard Marti in 2017.
Claudio Bottero is a master blacksmith with an international reputation, his work speaks for itself with a flare for design and unique working techniques. He posses a talent for understanding clients wishes and has the ability to integrate and compliment any situation with his artwork.
Richard Marti is a Landscape Architect with a long history of working together with artist blacksmiths. He is responsible for international enquiries and is involved in taking the design brief and working together with Claudio on the basic concepts. Richard & Claudio have designed many pieces together, this is a unique collaboration which has produced some very interesting results.
Based in South London, Frances Plowden produces forged metal work to commission. She works to her own or to the client’s design, on a small or large scale. Please get in touch to enquire about garden or interior furniture, gates, railings, security grills, fireguards, chandeliers, or anything else.
Have a look at the website for an idea of projects completed.
Firebird Forge is both a working blacksmiths forge and a school of traditional blacksmithing. Mort the blacksmith has been hand forging for 15 years and has been teaching the public for the last eight years.
Felicity is based in East London. Her contemporary approach to Blacksmithing has lead her to create both functional domestic pieces to large scale sometimes mechanical sculpture.
Coming from an arts background she fell in love with metal working and studied at Hereford National School of Blacksmithing.
‘I love the fact you can manipulate metals into almost any form keeping their strength. It is such a hands on physical process in which you develop an intimate relationship with the piece you’re working on. I create organic flowing forms in my work which I like to interlace with an element of danger, taking inspiration from insects, plants, symmetry in nature and also more-man made forms such as parts of vehicles and machinery.’
Felicity works in iron, steel and copper creating both functional and sculptural pieces for the home, garden, for narrow boats and festivals.
The design process is highly important to her and she likes to work closely with clients to achieve what they desire, in terms of both aesthetics and function.
I offer bespoke hand forged ironwork in mild steel and wrought iron, I also enjoy the challenge of creating one off pieces combining ironwork and wood, Conservation work on historical ironwork (Wrought iron and Cast iron), and teaching.
We are a small family owned company. Our small but well kitted out workshop is in Loanhead, on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
Iain is an experienced and well qualified Welder, Engineer and Blacksmith. He started out working as an apprentice at Hasties & Co sheet metal in Edinburgh in 1997, then was quickly sent to Edinburgh’s Telford College to be trained in fabrication and welding, gaining certificates in MMA, MIG and TIG.
After a short sabbatical, he moved in to the offshore industry and specialized in the unique art of underwater welding and inspection, gaining coding and certifications by ASNT, AWS & CSWIP. Since then he has played major integral roles in the fabrication, construction and welding in major offshore projects.
Now working back on firm land back in the UK he has gone back to his roots of Welding, Engineering and Wrought Iron work.
• Bespoke Gates, Railings & Fencing
• Welding – MMA, MIG, TIG, Gas Welding
• General Repairs to Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminium & Cast Iron
• Fabricators & Engineers
• Restoration, Repair & Maintenance of Wrought Iron work
• Non-Destructive Testing (Magnetic Particle Inspection & Ultrasonic Thickness Measurements) to ASNT & CSWIP
• Mobile/Site Work (CSCS Qualified & Public Liability Insured)
• Magnetic Drill Boring
• Ornamental Blacksmiths
• Plasma & Oxy/Acetylene Cutting
Back in 1997 is where Art Fabrications began. Company Director/Founder Andrew Langley studied Fine Art at college and University and found his passion for working with metal. After working on Sculptures in London he decided to take the leap and start his own business back home in the Midlands.
His hardwork, attention to detail, and determination to be the best in the business has seen the business grow over the years.
As an artist Andy and the Art Fabs team are passionate about delivering work of superior quality, which is demonstrated in their portfolio of works across the world.
Specialist Blacksmiths and Metal workers.
Producing Bespoke and ornate stair ballustrades, Gates and Railings, Architectural and sculptural work as well as commission work, Heritage and conservation ironwork.
Family run business located near the border in Newry, Northern Ireland who are able to supply clients in both the Uk and ROI.
Andrew forges at Finch Foundry in the village of Sticklepath near Okehampton. A National Trust property, the foundry was established in the 17th century and features the last water powered forge in England. There he works with equipment that is hundreds of years old, combining traditional techniques with engaging design. Andrew takes inspiration from the natural world and enjoys producing detailed, highly textured work which often also has a function. Each piece is wrought from solid steel and hammered by hand to create a distinct character and finish.
SAW Forge is a traditional blacksmith operating out of ‘The Old Smithy’ in Mawnan Smith, Cornwall. We specialise in bespoke, traditional and contemporary metalwork, including interior furnishings, fireplaces, lighting, indoor/outdoor furniture, sculptures, forged tools, repairs and restorations.
We work with private clients and public bodies, taking on small and large scale commissions, using traditional hot and cold forging techniques dating back hundreds of years to create beautiful pieces of decorative and functional metalwork that will last generations. All our pieces are designed and hand crafted on site by our fully qualified blacksmith, Steven Wilson.