Anvil Forge is a small family business offering design , manufacturing and installation of bespoke handcrafted metalwork.
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.
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.
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.
Artist blacksmith creating and selling decorative items, tools and jewellery. Commissions and demonstrations including re-enactments, Vikings etc
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.
I demonstrate at weekends at Apedale Heritage center, and offer teaching, training and bespoke item creation.
Ian first started blacksmithing having decided that office work wasn’t necessarily for him.
Starting work with a local blacksmiths firm in April 2008, by the end of the first day Ian was hooked. He promptly signed up to the blacksmith course at Warwickshire College where he spent 2 years training with Michelle Parker to obtain his National Certificate in Blacksmithing.
In March 2011, Ian was awarded a journeymanship by the Princes Foundation for Building Community. This gave him the opportunity to work with a number of well renowned blacksmiths throughout the country, providing Ian with invaluable experience.
Upon completing his studies in 2012, Ian returned to the Dorset-Wiltshire borders where he has joined Tony and Paul Sparkes at their forge in the village of Berwick St John where he has completed a wide variety of commissions ranging from simple fire sets to complex sets of gates, railings and balconies.
The forge also offers a wide range of fabricational facilities for structural metalwork.
Ian’s personal interest lies in ancient metalwork and he has an ongoing commission from the Ancient Technology Centre to create replications of tools used in the Roman, Saxon, Viking and Medieval periods.
In 2013, Ian was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths for works done to date.
Chalk Pit Forge is run by Alex Smith, who has been a blacksmith since 1998.
I make and design bespoke metalwork for anywhere in the UK. The service includes Gates, railings, fountains and sculpture as well as anything else.
Please get in touch if you would like a quote for anything you have in mind.
I also run one to one lessons at Amberley, West Sussex, that can be from one day to twenty days in length. Each day is 9am – 5pm, please visit my website for more details.
There has been an Overwrought Ironworks in Hastings for many years providing the community with the traditional services of an iron worker. However it was only in 2014 when Tobias Cobrin took over the sadly silent workshop, and built and then lit his handmade forge, did it spring back into life and become Overwrought Forge, providing the full range of handcrafted and handforged products from small domestic items to gates and railings.
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!
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.