Piers Edsall is an artisan blacksmith.
specialising in sculptural and architectural work for a number of clients in the UK and EU and runs private classes from the facility all year round.
Heavily influenced by the natural world, Piers’ forms incorporate traditional and modern techniques often encapsulating a natural element within his designs.
Dan Nauman, designer, owner and artisan at Bighorn Forge, has been forging since 1979, professionally since 1993. His work spans many styles of ornamental and architectural metalwork, and is primarily hand-forged. Gates, railings, lighting, furniture, fire-tools, sculpture and more are commonly made in Nauman’s studio. One of his specialties is the process of French repousse’, applying flowing acanthus leaves, and intricate rosettes to his metalwork. Nauman’s Northern School for Blacksmiths, a division of Bighorn Forge, is where Nauman teaches up to eleven different workshops, from beginning forging to French repousse’. Nauman also teaches, demo’s and lectures around the USA at colleges, craft schools, and museums. Nauman has been fortunate to have restored and reproduced work by the famed Austrian born master blacksmith, Cyril Colnik (1871-1958), and also produced a video on Colnik entitled, Forged Elegance, that aired on Wisconsin Public Television, and also Milwaukee Public Television in 1998. Nauman served as a board member for the Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA) from 2000-2006, and chaired the Controlled Hand Forging committee, which wrote 28 lessons about basic forging. Currently, Nauman is the editor/designer of ABANA’s The Hammer’s Blow, and as of 2017, will also be the editor/designer of The Anvil’s Ring.
Adrian is a fully trained professional smith with a base of experience in traditional blacksmithing and restoration. The range of work undertaken during his career has been broad, from designing and making bespoke items to fabrication. He is Currently based in the city of Leicester, taking commissions and offering experience days.
We are Tom and Cara Toogood, we both trained at Hereford college, after which we got married and moved to Devon. Longdog Smithy is an age old business for a modern time. Combining traditional skill with the finest quality materials to make objects that will last a lifetime. Nestled in the Blackdown hills, we are lucky to be surrounded by hundreds of skilled craftspeople and outdoors enthusiasts, Longdog Smithy specialises in tools and outdoor ironwork for these markets. Care is taken over every part of our work, from the blazing fires where we hammer out the steel, to the Devon forests where we source our fuel
Coming from a background in archaeology, my name is Dan Goodwin and I’m a jack’o’all’trades blacksmith with a passion for this wonderful craft. I offer teaching and educational demonstrations, as well as designing and producing commissioned ironwork alongside creating my own designs for sale.
Graduating from the National School of Blacksmithing in 2016 with Triple Distinction, I played the role of Journeyman for two years and settled myself in the 18th century grounds of Catton Hall, South Derbyshire, in 2018. From here, I’ve had the pleasure to teach a colorful array of people and take on an ever increasing range of jobs.
I’m happiest when I’m travelling the country and bringing the craft out into the sunlight, telling and learning the stories and history that accompany the people I meet and the trade I practice. Though the village smithy may not play the same role it did in pre-industrial times, I still firmly believe the smith has a role to play in both supporting and working within the local community.
Always happy to discuss bespoke projects, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at FirehoundForge@outlook.com
Chrysalis Arts creates high quality artwork and architectural metalwork for the public realm. Kate Maddison, BA Arch collaborates with architects and developers on new projects, engaging with local authorities and involving communities in regeneration projects. The company combines the skills of artists and other design professionals with a range of highly skilled makers and specialist manufacturers, and has extensive experience in producing work to commission. The company’s diverse experience in the design, development, management and implementation of public art schemes and architectural metalwork commissions has gained Chrysalis an outstanding reputation for high calibre artwork, combined with professionalism in all aspects of project delivery.
A company dedicated to heritage craft courses such as handmade walking sticks, bushcraft and the associated skills such as knifemaking & English longbow.
Bespoke courses in traditional crafts such as stickmaking, knifemaking and English longbow making as well as learning to live in nature by getting to know basic bushcraft techniques. Also get up close and personal with a bird of prey experience.
o promote ancient and modern skills in a lively, informative and enjoyable way in order to keep these traditional and ancient techniques alive. An experience which the whole family can take part in and teach invaluable skills which could one day prove useful.
Anvil Forge is a small Blacksmith and Metalworking company specialising in small and medium size projects with a bias for traditional and contemporary designs but willing to consider most proposals. We work with clients , architects , local authorities , schools etc etc. and try to offer an cost effective design without compromising design and quality.
Anvil Forge also offer experience days with various themes from the traditional ‘blacksmith day’ to one or two day knife making classes or maybe our ‘starwars / sci fi classes for something a bit more unusual !
for more information please get in touch and ask us your question .
Plumpton college blacksmithing and metalworking department offer a wide range of courses from level 1 through to our new foundation degree in creative metalworking. Our level 2 & 3 B.tec courses are aimed at teaching learners to progress onto H.E courses or into industry based apprenticeships.
We have new well equipped workshops and industry experienced teaching staff, with learners achieving a high level of attainment whilst winning national competitions and awards.
For more information on course and entry requirements please contact the college.
As an artist blacksmith William Smith has had a fascination with metal from a young age, when cold its hard and unbending, but when heated and crafted it has a fluid malleable quality, and in the right hands it allows its self to form into many beautiful objects.
William (or Bill to most) has always had a love of natural forms and shapes and often takes his inspiration from nature, creating plant forms of all kinds and the use of traditional blacksmithing techniques to create contemporary form.
Scotland’s Rural College Oatridge Campus
City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Forgework
This is an intensive course of 12 weeks for those students who would like to follow a career in farriery or blacksmithing. Furthermore, the course would develop forging skills of professionals such as engineers or metalwork artists. The Certificate in Forgework is a pre-requisite for the Farriery apprenticeship.
Our state-of-the-art workshops and highly experienced teaching staff can be seen at our Open Days. Please visit sruc.ac.uk/opendays. For general advice and information about studying at Oatridge Campus please contact us by emailing Oatridge@sruc.ac.uk or phone us on 01506 864800.
Location: Ecclesmachan, Broxburn,West Lothian, Scotland, EH52 6NH
Duration 12 weeks. The course runs three times each year, in August/ September, December and March.
Fantastic Factory Studio is sited in Ripoll, SPAIN. We also offer our products online and accept custom requests.
Our local classes (8 pax) are offered weekly in our workshop, we are just 1 hour away from Barcelona so we encourage you to join anytime to enjoy a plentiful experience if you plan a visit to Barcelona. It’s a one-day thing, no experience requested. You will forge a beautiful piece of art, medieval weaponry or Bushcraft.
Our tourist packs are offered in groups of 4-8 people, we teach you some basics on blacksmithing and you will be guided to forge a Knife or an Axe in 10 hours. You can take a look at our website and contact directly to me by email or phone or Whatsapp +34678730334 Henry