Many traditional crafts and trades such as blacksmithing and stonemasonry suffered during the industrial revolution, as mass production became the norm and small individual craftsmen were unable to compete.
The resurgence of blacksmithing
In the twenty-first century, you’d be forgiven for thinking that these traditional crafts were no longer prevalent, but in fact they have seen something of a resurgence in recent years. In particular, the art of blacksmithing is increasing in popularity again. You’ll find a number of skilled and experienced blacksmiths in and around the Melksham area, who can create a wide range of different kinds of pieces ranging from practical items like handrails and gates, through to the decorative objects, such as candlesticks and sculptures.
Why choose a local Melksham blacksmith?
Part of this resurgence has been attributed to the growing awareness of the environmental impact of industry and the wish to choose more sustainable options. Supporting your local Melksham blacksmith also means you’re supporting your local economy and individual craftspeople, which is also something important to people concerned about social responsibility. Lastly, using the services of a Melksham blacksmith means the items you buy will be unique and crafted with an artist’s eye, so are likely to be more attractive and feel more special than a mass-produced item.
I have created a diverse range of items over the years. From candlesticks to ornate gates and fire tool sets to large elegant balconies. I enjoy the challenge of meeting my customer’s requirements. No two jobs are ever the same!