To reproduce period iron work and restore the past – you have to understand it and know how to use the original tools they used!

From replicating French balconies to bespoke pieces, there is nothing we cannot make or restore. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and our attention to detail, as we're not into mass production but are only interested in producing quality, unique pieces for our clients. Whether it's a restoration project for a heritage building, a new … Continue reading To reproduce period iron work and restore the past – you have to understand it and know how to use the original tools they used!

Due to demand 1910 Extends it’s 1880s Blacksmith Shop in Wildes Meadow…

Bespoke Ironwork and Blacksmith courses - Bowral -  Southern Highlands NSW - ONLY 90 minutes from Sydney Due to public demand for bespoke, locally made ironwork and people from all walks of life wanting to experience this ancient craft, we have decided to extend the Blacksmith shop in Wildes Meadow, in the magnificent Southern Highlands … Continue reading Due to demand 1910 Extends it’s 1880s Blacksmith Shop in Wildes Meadow…

1910 now offers a much wider range of artisan ironwork and vintage restoration…

'We can now offer clients a much bigger, bespoke range of ironwork in the ACT, the Southern highlands the South Coast and Sydney' Says Steve Hogwood, founder of the 1910 brand. Teaching wise we're also now offering a wider range of beginner blacksmithing courses in the Southern Highlands on a regular basis all year round. … Continue reading 1910 now offers a much wider range of artisan ironwork and vintage restoration…

At 1910 we now offer full tin smithing facilities for all our clients…

What is tin smithing you're probably asking? It is the age old craft of white smithing or making things, such as buckets, funnels, guttering, shovel heads and a whole host of other household items, which are now made in plastic. Last year our tin smithing supplier closed up shop because of COVID so I purchased … Continue reading At 1910 we now offer full tin smithing facilities for all our clients…

With the Cooler Weather upon us, it’s SERIOUS FORGING HOT STEEL TIME!!

BLACKSMITHING  CLASSES BOWRAL SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS - WITH STEVE HOGWOOD, MASTER METALSMITH! Me at the forge - Photograph courtesy of http://www.jgriffithsphotography.com/ This time of the year 1910 Beginners Blacksmithing Courses are very popular - but hurry with the cooler weather, social distancing and the interest in the Artisan crafts growing every day, these classes book out … Continue reading With the Cooler Weather upon us, it’s SERIOUS FORGING HOT STEEL TIME!!

BEWARE OF CHEAP COLD BENT, WELDED COPIES OF TRADITIONAL HAND FORGED IRONWORK…

HAND FORGED BOWRAL - WILDES MEADOW - SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS NSW Whether you're looking for something contemporary, traditional or you need something precious restored, we do it all. With over 40 years of experience we produce the real thing not cheap, welded, cold bent imitation copies. That's why our clients trust us! We've restored everything in … Continue reading BEWARE OF CHEAP COLD BENT, WELDED COPIES OF TRADITIONAL HAND FORGED IRONWORK…

MADE TO LAST and the modern ARTISAN?

EXPERIENCED BLACKSMITH & BLACKSMITHING CLASSES. LEARN LOW TECH IN WILDES MEADOW - BOWRAL Are we just about to go full circle, from artisan, made by hand products to mass production out of control, where we have to have everything, or is it back to basics and the corner store? Or is it just a fad … Continue reading MADE TO LAST and the modern ARTISAN?

Forging the past in Wildes Meadow, Southern Highlands, NSW

Bowral Blacksmithing classes A couple of videos from are last class in Wildes Meadow. The 1910 Ironworks prides itself on its traditionally hand forged ironwork and restoring the past. We also run regular blacksmithing classes for budding male or female blacksmiths (we've had two lady smiths now) who want to learn this 2,500 year old … Continue reading Forging the past in Wildes Meadow, Southern Highlands, NSW

Ironwork restoration and replicating the past is what we specialise in…

When you're restoring the ironwork with hand-made nails on a 17 century Oak Sea Chest you really need to know what you're doing... When you have a precious antique, an old Victorian fuel stove that needs totally restoring or delicate metalwork that's now missing that has to match the original, or a photography / film … Continue reading Ironwork restoration and replicating the past is what we specialise in…