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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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
‘An alternative corrosion protection for wrought-iron bridges’ by Dave Gent, Paul Thomas and Max-Xavier Woof, was recently published in the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) Journal. Excerpt “A major factor in the maintenance of metallic bridge structures involves… Read More
Gate Guardian sculpture for Daedalus Fareham Borough Council requires a large Gate Guardian sculpture for a new open space being created at Daedalus. The Gate Guardian will be a new landmark for the area and should evoke a… Read More