My Forge is located in Llanbrynmair Mid Wales. My Artistic Blacksmithing business began in 2003. As my reputation has grown, so has the demand for unusual and individual pieces of work. I graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art Sculpture from Bath Spa University and then pursed a course in Blacksmithing at Hereford College. After various work placements and apprenticeships I set up Gothic Blacksmiths in 2003.
Most commissions are created from my own design, unless I have a specific design from my clients. I have developed and learnt a wide range of metal and forging techniques, and working as a Blacksmith has given me great insight, which I utilise as a sculptor.
I also teach Artistic Blacksmithing to a wide age range and at lots of different locations, from schools to colleges and at festivals, community events, Home educated classes and excluded teenager groups. I have begun teaching the Residential Artistic Blacksmithing Courses at Mid Wales Art Centre. I have six forges set up and teach a two day course for beginners. I have been working for the Welsh Government as an Entrepreneur Role Model in Schools, colleges and universities since 2005
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