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1986 Fox Creek Rd, Lawrenceburg, KY, United States

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.

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Fransham Forge, Great Fransham, United Kingdom

Nigel is an artist blacksmith working at Fransham Forge in Norfolk England.

Nigel’s enthusiasm and dedication to his craft is shown in the vast range of high quality metalwork which is undertaken at the forge. Nigel creates decorative and functional hand forged metalwork , including sculptures, architectural metalwork, ornate iron gates and traditional ironwork for historic buildings. Nigel and his team work regularly with English Heritage and the National Trust.

Yew Tree Cottage, Bredenbury, Bromyard, Herefordshire HR7 4TJ, United Kingdom

I’ve been blacksmithing for over 35 years. The way that the metal moves when it’s being forged is a constant fascination to me, as well as the whole myriad of ways that it can be used in and around the home, garden or public environment to make objects that are both practical and beautiful. Although I enjoy conserving and reproducing our great historical heritage of ironwork, I also like to explore the intended site and my environment for inspiration, to come up with fresh ideas when a contemporary design is more appropriate.
I can make forged ironwork in any scale – from architectural to domestic – and can work to commision or for direct sale.
I also have extensive experience of teaching and demonstrating the craft at many levels, and can offer demonstrations and bespoke short courses.

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31 Iona St, Edinburgh EH6 8SP, UK

Work of Iron is based in Edinburgh, providing a progressive approach to blacksmithing and fine art practice. Passionate about communicating visual ideas through highly skilled craftsmanship. The managing director Jack Waygood creates accessible artwork for a variety of audiences and clientele. Focused on producing exhibition pieces and commissions involving all manner of forged ironwork requirements. Projects for architectural purposes, gardens and domestic settings, from repair and restoration jobs to fine art sculpture. There are endless applications when it comes to creativity and the hot forging process combined.

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Pencarn Forge, Canon's Town TR27 6NA, United Kingdom

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.

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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

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Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Station Road, Arundel, United Kingdom

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.
Many Thanks
Alex Smith

Shrewsbury, UK

A graduate from the BA(hons) Artistic Blacksmithing program at Hereford College of Arts, and proud Hereford Anvils Alumni, I have been Blacksmithing since the age of 14. Having worked all around the midlands on projects of all sizes, I now base myself at my workshop on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, as well as at the Blists Hill Victorian Living Museum, part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. Having taken over the running of the workshop shortly after graduating in 2018, I find myself working on many projects, from restoration work, to brand new private commissions, nothing is too big or too small.
A big part of my time in the workshop, in addition to completing commissions, is teaching, demonstrating, and talking to members of the public. I cherish the opportunity to talk to others about a craft that I know and love, and always welcome the opportunity for people to have a go at Blacksmithing on a pre-arranged taster day, or for people to ask as many questions as they can whilst spending their time within the four walls of the workshop.
There is never a dull moment within my workshop and the doors are always open. There is always space to welcome new clients, regardless of the size of the commission or the budget that is set aside. I look forward to working with you soon, and welcoming you into the workshop.

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7A Unit 3, Bridge End Works, Saddleworth Road, Elland, UK

Ey up!

Here at Bionic Cat Blacksmiths, we don’t do the word ‘Can’t’. I make everything from hooks to wands, portraits to door handles, kraken tentacle pieces, scrying ball holders, Dragon and Alien Claw Items, replacement Victorian railings, chalices, LARP armour, the list just goes on! I love the ideas people come to me with, and I’ll always pull out all the stops to make sure you get exactly what you want.

Never settle for off the shelf: get beautiful bespoke hand made work, to your exact specifications.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me for any questions, quotes or quibbles, and feel free to find my etsy shop on my website.

Leon Williamson

Bionic Cat Blacksmith

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Adam Varley….Born London 1969. Served a blacksmithing apprenticeship and then as a journey man working throughout the UK with many notable artist blacksmiths. Adam founded Ferro Design with designer Beau McClellan in 1994 forging many sculptural and architectural works in Portugal including large artistic installations. He also has had experience with production, working on events and film sets, also lighting, pyrotechnics and computer design. Most recently he has settled in La Creuse, France to set up his own workshop.

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Feckenham B96 6HU, United Kingdom

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.

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5 B1257, Malton YO17, UK

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.

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Springfield Farm. Little Horwood, Buckinghamshire, MK17 0PN

A metal sculptor using traditional blacksmithing techniques. Employing traditional and the modern.
Innovative designs.
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.
Garden Sculptures.
Modelling for foundry work. Some small scale casting.
Public demonstrations, small class teaching. Qualified for Adult teaching.
Enhanced DBS Checked

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Artist blacksmith creating and selling decorative items, tools and jewellery. Commissions and demonstrations including re-enactments, Vikings etc

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