Donkeywell Forge is a traditional blacksmiths forge on the outskirts of Cirencester, Gloucestershire. We produce traditional and contemporary ironwork working with all forms of metal including true wrought iron, mild steel, bronze, copper, stainless steel and corten. We have traditional coke fired forges along with large gas powered forges and power hammer facilities which allows us to specialise in the use and principles of heritage materials and styles including fire welding. This all sits alongside modern workshop facilities and machinery. We hope the pictures of the work on our website say more about us than pages of text as we would rather be making than writing about it! If you would like to talk to us regarding any future projects please do not hesitate to get in touch.
West Country Blacksmiths are an award winning bespoke metalwork specialists offering a complete premium metalwork service from their forge on the edge of Exmoor in Somerset.
A really uniquely talented group of award winning craftsmen based on Exmoor in Somerset, producing exceptionally high quality metalwork both locally and nationally.
The team boasts uniquely talented craftsmen, whose skills are second to none. Harnessing the vision, skills and experience of class leading blacksmiths alongside talented engineers, metalworkers, coded welding experts and designers allows West Country Blacksmiths to offer a complete premium service, including a bespoke CAD design service.
Using a mixture of traditional crafts skills and creativity with modern design and manufacturing techniques to produce metalwork with limitless potential. These skills allow the team to work on both new and restoration projects working with all forms of metal, including wrought iron, cast iron, mild steel, stainless steel, bronze, brass, aluminium and cor-ten.
We work with private individuals, other metalwork companies, contractors, designers, architects, local authorities and other organisations both locally and nationally. We are pleased to welcome new enquiries and offer our artistic and engineering skills and experience to prospective projects.
We pride ourselves on offering the very best personal service from start to finish, utilising over 100 years of experience within our team.
The British Ironwork Centre is the country’s leading visitor destination for the finest handcrafted and decorative metalwork and so much more!
Set in 90 acres of beautiful, Shropshire countryside, the Centre truly has something for everyone:-
– huge, new showroom and outdoor show areas featuring an endless choice of structural and functional pieces for outdoor or indoor settings and perfect gifts for all of the family
– Shropshire Sculpture Park, boasting a wide variety of life-sized animal sculptures
– Ironbridge Museum of Steel Sculpture, including works of national importance from renowned sculptor, Roy Kitchen, and many more
– A range of interactive workshop days and experiences, enabling our visitors to meet or spend a day at work with our blacksmiths, silversmiths and sculptors and see traditional skills being kept alive
– The Forge Falconry – exhibitions and opportunities to spend time with our experienced falconers
Visit the Centre for the warmest of welcomes, a complimentary beverage and an unforgettable experience!
We strive in high quality, customer care. We have tailored our approach to business to be entirely customer-led and you will have the opportunity to work with the Master Blacksmith, Ken Fanner, from conception of the idea to the final design work. We produce both traditional and contemporary ironwork in the production method.
Our standard produces the highest quality ironwork at the most competitive price, ensuring our clients are fully embraced in the experience of Ironwork of Distinction Limited which is the main driver to the improvement of our business.
Our services now span across the UK and include design, manufacture and installation of traditional and contemporary ironwork to both private clients and commercial sectors.
Combining original contemporary design and high quality craftsmanship James creates work that is firmly rooted in the present.
In contrast to much ironwork James’s work is characterised by clean lines and considered details. A passion for craftsmanship and an inherent appreciation of forged metal are themes that run throughout his work.
Working mainly with hot forged mild steel he is equally at home with a range of materials including forged stainless steel and bronze.
James and his team work for a wide range of clients, from architects and designers to private individuals. The work is equally diverse ranging from large scale public art to smaller interior pieces. We love considered design, exceptional craftsmanship and a keen attention to detail.
Creative wrought ironwork for the home and garden. A wide range of products available in our showrooms. Bespoke work including gates and sculptures
Artistic and Architectural Bespoke Metalwork based in South Wales
Located where BABA was founded in 1978, Fire and Iron is a major gallery and workshop specialising in forged ironwork and associated metal crafts. Representing more than 100 leading British and international blacksmiths, jewellers and other artists using metal as their chosen medium, Fire and Iron was founded in the early 1980s in response to the global resurgence of interest in forged iron as a creative medium. Owned and run by Lucy Quinnell, who grew up in a blacksmithing family and is the current editor of Artist Blacksmith magazine, Fire and Iron encourages high standards in art metalworking and attracts buyers and commissioners from all over the world. Lucy is married to blacksmith Adam Boydell, and together they design and create public artworks and private commissions. The couple also works in collaboration with other blacksmiths on some Fire and Iron commissions. Lucy won a gold medal for her first RHS garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2008, and since then she has worked on five more RHS gardens. She lectures on the subject of blacksmithing, and has been featured talking about the subject on Woman’s Hour, the Craft Show, British Lifestyles (Japan), Blue Peter, Britain’s Best Home and Carlton Country.
Originated from Hamburg Germany, Sanny is a professional Toolmaker and Welder on a journeyman trip to enhance his blacksmithing skills.
Since a Year now Sanny works alongside Dan Harding Sr. and Jr. in the Pencarn Forge , to create unique pieces of functional art.
With his skills, he designs and makes hand-forged, bespoke, ornamental and decorative metalwork.
He blends modern engineering and blacksmithing and is enthusiastic about challenges and new projects.
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’
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.