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!!

A BIG ARTISAN THANK YOU!

Blacksmithing Wildes Meadow - Bowral - Southern Highlands of NSW It's been a huge artisan year for us 1910 and the world, as we are at last changing from a built in obsolescence, let's throw that out of the car window attitude to a more sustainable society. However, we have a long way to go … Continue reading A BIG ARTISAN THANK YOU!

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!

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…