Craft & Conservation Talks

Event Description

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


10am TBC Simon Bushell
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


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