1910 Blacksmithing classes reopen in Wildes Meadow due to popular demand…

AFTER 5 YEARS - BLACKSMITHING CLASSES AT THE 1910 FORGE IN THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS ARE AS POPULAR AS EVER - WILDES MEADOW - BOOKINGS AVAILABLE ONCE AGAIN! With the recent flooding behind us, a major workshop extension under way, due to overwhelming requests, phone calls and texts, the demand for metalsmith workshops in the 1880s … Continue reading 1910 Blacksmithing classes reopen in Wildes Meadow due to popular demand…

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…

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!!

1910 – HELPING THE KIDS FOR FREE EVERY WEEK…

Bowral Blacksmithing and the PCYC - Police community youth clubs. Here the students including the Police Constable in charge made some very nice trace chain hooks - you can do anything if you put your mind to it :-)) We all talk about helping or in most cases complain about the youth of today - … Continue reading 1910 – HELPING THE KIDS FOR FREE EVERY WEEK…

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

Corporate Team building and Beginners Blacksmith courses at Wildes Meadow in the Southern Highlands

Corporate Team building and Blacksmithing is unique at Wildes Meadow, just outside Bowral I love teaching people this ancient art, because the craft of Blacksmithing is as old as the human race. Why is it called the King of trades? Well, with out a Blacksmith you had no tools, or your machinery and tools repaired … Continue reading Corporate Team building and Beginners Blacksmith courses at Wildes Meadow in the Southern Highlands

A MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very BIG THANK YOU for an amazing year!!

BLACKSMITH BOWRAL AREA - SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS Anne - Marie, my first Lady Smith and she was great, talk about sort the men out from the boys! Thank you all for such an amazing year - Great clients from all walks of life from around the Southern Highlands and the country and my students! Well, what … Continue reading A MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very BIG THANK YOU for an amazing year!!

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…