Jaz Asbury Metal Design is a company specialising in designing and making bespoke staircases, sculpture, furniture, lighting, general and architectural fittings such as bridges, gates and railings. Customers include interior designers, architects and private clients prepared to look for the very best in contemporary metalwork. Twenty years of traditional blacksmithing skills, modern welding and fabrication techniques and highly original design combine to create “wow factor” work of the very highest standards. Every piece of work is unique.
Jaz has been working as a bespoke designer/maker since 1995. His work has been made for exclusive hotels, restaurants, bars and private clients within the U.K., Europe and The Emirates. Working to deadlines is common and every job has been on time.
Please don’t let your imagination be limited by the photographs on this site. They are only a small taste of what is achievable. There is total flexibility when it comes to designing any type of project. Sometimes a design can be 100% by Jaz and others times by the client or anything in between. If you wish to enquire further please do not hesitate to contact us.
Family run since 1982, we are based in Worcestershire producing a vast range of work. Small to large domestic to commercial. Working out of a large workshop we blend modern fabrication and blacksmithing to try and forge a niche in the market. Always looking to take on challenging work and produce new products.
BlacksmitHer Radio is a weekly podcast specifically about blacksmithing for blacksmiths. Would you like to know what your fellow blacksmith peers are saying about their blacksmithing businesses or get inspired by a project they are working on? You can do that by listening to their interviews on BlacksmitHER Radio. I’ve learned valuable skills from some of the best blacksmiths through workshops and classes, but mostly from having conversations and connecting with them. So I thought by sharing those connections and conversations through podcasts, you too will be able to learn something new about blacksmithing and your fellow mates.
What is BlacksmitHER Radio? An audio only podcast show that:
• Interviews blacksmiths around the world.
• Provides relatable topics that can help blacksmiths such as tool usage, pricing and time management.
• Offers education, entertainment and a sense of community and camaraderie among the guests and listeners.
Where can you listen to BlacksmitHER Radio?
• On your phone with a podcast player app
• On your computer from the BlacksmitHER podcast tab on the website
• In iTunes, under podcasts search BlacksmitHER Radio
• In Stitcher, a podcast app for android phones, search for BlacksmitHER Radio
A metal sculptor using traditional blacksmithing techniques. Employing traditional and the modern.
Using a variety of metals in his work, copper, iron, steel, stainless steel, brass etc.
Repousse work (sheet metal shaping, forming, chasing).
Fabrication work, Some restoration work.
Modelling for foundry work. Some small scale casting.
Public demonstrations, small class teaching. Qualified for Adult teaching.
Enhanced DBS Checked
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.
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 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
Paddy & Graham have between them 30 years’ experience of blacksmithing and bladesmithing. We run courses in sword making, blacksmith tools, hammers, welding and fabrication. On the sword and hammer making courses the student has the use of 2 air hammers, 2 hydraulic presses and a flypress. All modern tools are also used to make the courses easier for students such as grinders. find us on, https://www.craftcourses.com/providers/art-of-fire-crafts
Anvil Forge is a small family business offering design , manufacturing and installation of bespoke handcrafted metalwork.
Firebird Forge is a full working forge which offers traditional and contemporarily designed commissions in various metals; as well as the usual restoration and repair work. The forge is also run, by appointment, as a teaching school in traditional blacksmithing techniques. Although the forge is open to the general public to allow them to come and learn how to blacksmith on a day to day basis, further training is also given to younger smiths in the form of work placements from college.
Individuals from as far as Russia and Australia have come to learn to forge at the school and the owner, David Mortimer (Mort the Blacksmith), has carried out commissions across the Uk since the year 2000.
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.
The Thirsty Bear Blacksmithing Company is an artistic metalworking studio using the ancient art of blacksmithing to create contemporary and traditional metalwork that blows people’s minds. It is run by artist blacksmith Jake Bowers. It’s called Thirsty Bear Blacksmithing Company because I work very hard, am partial to a berry or two and have a few cubs to feed.
Using a coke-fired forge, where steel bars are heated and then forged over an anvil, I can guarantee that all products have the individual touch of a craftsman. We’re big enough to cope with any job but small enough to guarantee the kind of attention to detail that you should expect from an expert craftman.
Jake graduated with a triple distinction Extended diploma in Blacksmithing and Metalwork from Plumpton College and trained as a silversmith at Helliden’s Folkhogskola in Sweden in 1998. He also holds a journeyman’s certificate from Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths founded in 1299.
On this website you’ll see galleries of my completed work and works in progress. I produce everything from traditional wrought iron gates in steel to jewellery in precious metals for a variety of public and private clients. I also use this website to share what we’re up to with our latest commissions with our customers.
The Thirsty Bear Forge has been a member of Checkatrade, Britain’s premier source of vetted, reputable tradespeople since July 2014, which means you can independently verify what previous customers have said about our work. It’s a hard won reputation I guard very passionately and think about every time I start a piece of work.
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.