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…

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!!

6 COST EFFECTIVE ARTISAN GIFT SUGGESTIONS for the Festive Season…

Blacksmith Bowral Area 1. DECORATIVE HOOKS - Butchers or decorative, hand forged hooks for the kitchen, garden or man cave - From $25 each plus shipping... 2. 'MAN HANDLES' -  Here's something for the man who has everything. Perfect for the shed, back of the ute or Man Cave - From $20 each, handmade nails are extra … Continue reading 6 COST EFFECTIVE ARTISAN GIFT SUGGESTIONS for the Festive Season…

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…

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…

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…

We love our gadgets, particularly at this time of the year, but what happened to good old fashioned ‘Elbow Grease’?

Once upon a time in a kitchen far far away, and in the not so distant past we were far more sustainable, fitter and left a much smaller carbon footprint - so what happened?? Well this happened, after the second world war consumerism became, and is still epidemic... ..we discovered another word and way of … Continue reading We love our gadgets, particularly at this time of the year, but what happened to good old fashioned ‘Elbow Grease’?