The National Heritage Ironwork Group is delighted to have formally received an endorsement from Icon (The Institute of Conservation) for its Conservation Principles, which it published last year. The Icon Trustees congratulated the NHIG on its statement of best practice,… Read More
What questions could a potential client ask to find out how qualified a blacksmith is to do conservation work? It will be necessary to keep it brief so that the interview can be face to face to get… Read More
At the end of October the 2nd year Heritage Blackmsith Bursary trainess, along with members of NHIG’s training steering group, were give a rare insight into the ironwork at St Paul’s Cathedral. On a fascinating and informative tour… Read More
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“My experience was wholly positive, from meeting such phenomenal people to learning about the Coalbrookdale shut-down and the way slate was brought up from quarries during the 10-minute champions, and all of that in a truly great venue…. Read More
‘Forging Ahead’, the NHIG’s inaugural conference held at the V&A in November this year, was an entirely fitting celebration of our 10th anniversary, providing as it did a happy meeting of minds between craft practitioners and heritage consultants,… Read More
As a student of Hereford and Ludlow College studying blacksmithing, I was invited to go along to the NHIG’s Pigs, Puddlers and Patterns seminar at the wonderful location of Coalbrookdale. I am still unsure of the path I… Read More
The spark that kindled BathIRON was a desire to share the living and thriving craft of the blacksmith as widely as possible, while drawing attention to our precious ironwork heritage, and promoting a greater understanding of the high… Read More