Public art refers to works of art that have been planned and executed with the specific intention of being sited or staged in the public domain, usually outside and accessible to all, often with community involvement and collaboration.
We have in the past been commissioned as part of percentage for art schemes where we can help to turn functional items on a building such as balustrades into pieces of art. We have been competition winners for design on site specific projects or have been asked because of our local knowledge. We enjoy working in three dimensions and like to add humour if it is possible.
Whether you are looking for a simple candlestick for an eighteenth century cottage, a grand pair of entrance gates, or a handrail for garden steps, we can advise on historic style, and help to translate your ideas into solid reality.
Our team of blacksmiths are all skilled in the age old techniques required to produce work to a high standard,. We produce all of our forged work in our own workshops and we are happy to work to your design ideas or produce drawings for you .
Project: Two Large entrance feature either side of the entrance to the park
Location: Hill Rise Park in St Ives
The local schoolchildren had come up with a series of drawings and ideas for us and we interpreted these and re-designed where necessary for us to be able to forge and fabricate them in steel.
Project: Public Realm Enhancement scheme
Location: 90 metres of bridge railings, 25 metres other railings, direction signage, information board.
We were short listed and interviewed and subsequently asked to offer design proposals for the scheme. The idea was to tell a story of some of the history of the town and some of its historical characters, all linked with a common theme.
Our hand forged work is a way of working that produces textures and forms which are unique to the individual piece and distinct from machine made products.