I trained for three years at The National School of Blacksmithing based in Holme Lacy near Hereford gaining a National Diploma at Triple Distinction Level.
I was awarded a Certificate of Merit from the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths on completion of the New Entrants Training Scheme (Forgework), for professional blacksmiths under the tutelage of the highly respected Liveryman and Fellow of The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths - Paul Allen LWCB FWCB LCGI and have a Bronze Medal and can therefore have the letters FWCB after my name which are awarded by the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths after assessment of my work and consensus of opinion of the Craft Committee.
I am currently a self-employed blacksmith working from the long established forge at Bringsty just past the Brockhampton Estate on the A44.
I work for private clients and other businesses on a commission basis, designing and making metalwork employing both traditional and modern methods and materials to create individual items of quality and longevity. I will also reproduce items to a clients specification and carry out repairs and restoration work to all manner of metalwork from highly ornate copper repousse and steel leafwork to agricultural machinery and tools.
Forged Stainless Steel Gum Tree Leaves for the Australian Bush Fire Memorial Gum Tree
Roses for "Iron Rose for Norway".
Detail of "Treloar's Arch". A project bringing blacksmiths together from all over the UK to form an arch which was paraded in the Lord Mayor's Show 2013. The arch was then fixed outside at Treloar's and the detachable arch was used for their "Moving On" ceremony.
This photo containds detail of the top of the detachable arch with the bird by Henry Pomfret , the stems for the flowers by Adrian Legge and the flowers and leaves by myself, .