The new workshop is now situated in the rural outskirts of Darlington and Northallerton, in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, with all our work carried out at the forge being hand crafted. The business has now been trading since 2003 and the team of blacksmiths are able to cater for various demands within the private and the pubic sectors both domestic and commercial.
Adrian Wood is a university graduate with a degree in fine art sculpture from The University of London. A chance visit to a forge gave Adrian Wood his first taste of blacksmithing. He recalls; ”From the first moment I hit the hot steel I knew what I wanted to do.”
Adrian`s first job was at a renowned workshop near York where he worked on a number of prestigious projects. After which he worked for Brian Russell, widely regarded as one of the finest blacksmiths in the UK. Brian’s approach and processes to creating bespoke and uniquely designed metalwork had an enormous effect on the designs and processes created by Adrian Wood Artist Blacksmiths.
Traditional blacksmithing techniques are used to create contemporary and innovative ways to fulfil the client’s needs. The designs are beautifully hand drawn with delicate attention given to the smallest of details, resulting in fine craftsmanship, superb detailing and a substantial build quality that reflects a belief in a lasting beauty and quality.
Adrian’s area of expertise lies in his ability to understand the client’s needs and provide detailed drawings and finally to create the work to a high standard and build quality.
Based in the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Twisted Metal Forge is the home of Blacksmith artist Mark Stevens. Combining a traditional craft with contemporary designs, Mark produces both decorative and functional items for the home and garden. Drawing on 30 years industry experience and inspired by the beautiful Devon and Cornish coastlines and landscapes, Mark puts a modern twist on his traditional craft.
Creative wrought ironwork for the home and garden. A wide range of products available in our showrooms. Bespoke work including gates and sculptures
Matthew and Karine Maynard are designers, blacksmiths and artists who use metal and architectural space as their media. As a husband and wife team, they specialize in hand-forged custom stair rails, furniture and applied design.
Melissa Cole is a Worshipful Company Of Blacksmiths Bronze FWCB artist blacksmith with over 25 years’ experience designing & making handmade contemporary ironwork for the home & garden from forged steel & wrought iron. Commissions are taken for bespoke sculptures, gates & railings for private clients and public art projects.
Melissa also runs private courses in blacksmithing & sculptural metalwork courses from her rural forge based in the Pewsey Vale near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. Designing.
My work exploits the fractious nature of stone and the tensile strength of steel.
I create monumental sculptural objects that have the ability to transcend the boundaries of art to become future relics in their own right.
I create contemporary sculpture that pays homage to the skills of the Blacksmith and the Stonemason.
Constantly dealing with separation and unity, force and tension, rigidity and plasticity as I strive to embrace the pure essence of the sculptural form.
Combining traditional blacksmithing techniques, modern technology and contemporary design, Charis creates unique works of art for a high end market. Enduring Elegance is the ethos behind all of her work which is both robust and surprisingly delicate.
Charis uses her love of stories and the natural world to inspire her work. Whether buying from her stunning range of ready made products or commissioning a personal work of art, she wants each customer to be delighted with their purchase. She especially enjoys the challenge and satisfaction gained by working with a client to produce a bespoke work of art especially for them. As she says, ‘I want to create a work of art for you that will make you smile each time you see it’
CB Arts director and founder Chris Brammall is highly regarded as one of the leading metalworkers in the UK. Chris trained as a Blacksmith at Hereford College of Art and Design where he discovered a natural affinity for the art of blacksmithing. In 1994 he established a blacksmiths forge in the Lake District – his unique style coupled with a particular attention to detail saw his work develop from small scale private commissions to large scale public realm pieces and in 2002 he relocated to a purpose built workshop and studio on the edge of the Lake District National Park. As an artist Chris is passionate about delivering work of superior quality which is demonstrated in his portfolio of works that includes bridges, bespoke architectural structures, bespoke sculptures, public realm furniture as well as gates, railings and balustrades for private clients.