Artist Blacksmithing Blog

I'm often asked for help and advice from students and enthusiasts wanting to get into blacksmithing and artistic metalwork so hopefully this blog will develop into a useful resource with information on courses and blacksmithing training, useful and intersting books and articles and general tips and advice.

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This is my top 3, best of from my own extensive collection of blacksmithing books. I've deliberately highlighted ones you may not be familiar with but they are blacksmithing books that have a particular resonance for me, and they are all books that never seem to gather...

December 2, 2016

Design is key to decorative metalwork. This may seem an obvious statement, but over the years I have found that many craftspeople are more led by training and technique than design, asking first ‘what can I achieve using this method’ rather than ‘what is the image I am...

July 14, 2016

This is my top 3, best of from my own extensive collection of blacksmithing books. I've deliberately highlighted ones you may not be familiar with but they are blacksmithing books that have a particular resonance for me, and they are all books that never seem to gather...

June 30, 2016

So the magical glow of orange hot steel being squeezed into shape by hammer alone has caught your imagination and you want to give it a try....

But how? Do you need to go back in time to the 19th century and find a burly toothless smith to show you how to make horseshoe...

Want to try blacksmithing? The arty type, not the horseshoe type? Here are some pointers.

I've been blacksmithing for over 20 years now and Im often approached by students and would-be apprentices for advice and help to get started. Being more artist than traditional bl...

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