Is it time to go back to basics?

I grew up just after WWII, and times were lean in the UK, you just made do, but there was always the local smithy up the road where I used to drop in on the way home from school and watch this mountain of a man shoe the big draft horses with hooves the size … Continue reading Is it time to go back to basics?

Another 100 year old fuel stove gets restored from the ground up!

You have to treat these old timers with respect and care,  This Younger No 3 stove build in the late 19 century is being pulled out for restoration, as it needs a new oven, ash box, ash grill and the back damper is worn out. It's an art restoring a fuel stove that's over a … Continue reading Another 100 year old fuel stove gets restored from the ground up!

Bruce Pryor Potter & Master Craftsman joins the 1910 Artisan Hub…

Bruce Pryor joins the artisan hub at 1910. Other local artisans and craftsman and ladies will be added to this hub over the coming weeks and months, and it costs you nothing to participate - it's FREE!!! You get to change content and add events if and when you like and you can opt out … Continue reading Bruce Pryor Potter & Master Craftsman joins the 1910 Artisan Hub…

Blacksmith courses are filling fast for March 3rd 2018…

Step back in time... Three classes booked already and March 3rd 2018 looks as if it will be booked out by early next week. Thank you for all the your support and interest by the way!! Why not join us and step back in time with Steve Hogwood in an authentic Blacksmith shop from the 1880s … Continue reading Blacksmith courses are filling fast for March 3rd 2018…

Wildes Meadow still shoot with top young photographer Oscar Colman

   I just spent a delightful afternoon with young and very talented photographer, Oscar Colman from Sydney. I must admit I've never seen anyone lie on a the floor of a Blacksmith's shop before, that is when you're in the thick of forging to get that shot. Thank you so much Oscar for your patience, … Continue reading Wildes Meadow still shoot with top young photographer Oscar Colman

FREE 1910 Artisan Hub – calling for entries!

At 1910 we're forming an Artisan Hub online - it costs you nothing and you get to see everything before it's posted on the 1910 site. You can run videos too. Why are we doing this? Because it's all about collaboration, Australian Made, made to last and unique items. Australian artisans and artists helping other … Continue reading FREE 1910 Artisan Hub – calling for entries!

There’s nothing we can’t restore or make in metal by hand…

The 1910 Ironworks can create, make or restore most things. Below are just a few of the projects we have completed for our very satisfied clients in 2017... This commission (x20 handmade metal tomato stakes) was interesting and the product has now become one we produce on a regular basis for our clients. You can … Continue reading There’s nothing we can’t restore or make in metal by hand…

Blacksmith shop from the 1880s found on the new 1910 Ironworks site…

Original Blacksmith tools, horse shoes, rabbit traps and hand made metal pieces from the dig around the new blacksmith shop foundations and adjacent paddock. Now preserved in the new shop. The old bridge at Wildes Meadow showing the original stables, holding pens for the horses and original blacksmith shop in the background circa 1910. The … Continue reading Blacksmith shop from the 1880s found on the new 1910 Ironworks site…

More beginners Blacksmith courses offered due to demand…

Going Hammer and Tong Courses - Beginners These pure artisan courses are for beginners interested in delving into the art of traditional Blacksmithing and are limited to 8 students – We start the day in the Blacksmith Shop at 9.30am sharp in Wildes Meadow, Southern Highlands at the 1910 Ironworks. Here you will learn how … Continue reading More beginners Blacksmith courses offered due to demand…

The NEW 1910 Iron Works Blacksmith Shop is now restored, fully operational…and open for business

Here are some shots of the new fully restored 1880s Blacksmith Shop in Wildes Meadow. Now open for business and classes. In fact the first Blacksmith classes start in February this year #highlandharvestfeasts and #wildfoodadventures and we're now taking bookings, but numbers are strictly limited, so it's first in best dressed. Everything is supplied too, … Continue reading The NEW 1910 Iron Works Blacksmith Shop is now restored, fully operational…and open for business