Over the weekend at BathIRON, we have a really varied and interesting programme of talks by blacksmiths and conservators, all focused around ironwork. Come along to the Council Chamber at the Guildhall and find out what it’s like in the workshop of a modern blacksmith, discover what’s involved in a major heritage restoration project, hear fascinating insights on inspiration and practice, as well as the challenging decisions on the front-line of conservation. Featuring a guest appearance by Magister Walfrid Huber, the renowned Austrian blacksmith who recreated the extraordinarily intricate ironwork on the doors of Notre Dame, these talks are OPEN TO ALL. Please come along!
1 day: £20
2 days: £30
Single talk on the door: £5 subject to availability
|11am||Art, Work, Life Balance||Pete Clutterbuck|
|12am||From candle wax to flatpack – a lifetime of design and making||Alan Dawson|
|2pm||Forging in Memphis||Shona Johnson|
|3pm||Case Study: Wells Cathedral Handrails – simple turns complicated||Andy Thearle|
|4pm||Restoration of the Hereford Screen||Brian Hall|
|6.30pm||Private Screening of The Devil’s Blacksmith followed by Q&A||Walfrid Huber|
|10am||Conservation Blacksmiths – restoration and conservation of historic ironworks||Brian Hall|
|11am||Archaeological Ironworking||Hector Cole|
|12am||Bath’s Iron Bridges||Dave Gent|
|2pm||Screening of The Devil’s Blacksmith followed by Q&A||Walfrid Huber|
|3pm||Art & Craft: Historic relationships||Marc Allum, Antiques Roadshow expert|
Bookings are no longer available for this event.