Forge Images - Made by the Forge

Here we share a few images of our forge in Suffolk, Britain. This is where our ironwork is made. Most of it made to order, some standard sizes and most made to…
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Andrew Montgommery image of Made by the Forge's anvil and tools for County Living magazine.

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Image taken by Andrew Montgommery for Country Living Magazine in Made by the Forge's Suffolk workshops. Blacksmithing, Forging, Blacksmith Tools, Pan Rack, Country Living Magazine, Kitchen Rack, Curtain Poles, Suffolk, How To Make Image
Blacksmiths tools
Image taken by Andrew Montgommery for Country Living Magazine in Made by the Forge's Suffolk workshops.
Solid metal is heated up until it is red hot and then wrought on an anvil until it is the desired shape of a Ram's Horn finial. Image taken by Andrew Montgommery for Country Living magazine in Made by the Forge's Suffolk workshops. Metal Curtain Pole, Ram Horns, Anvil, Traditional Looks, Solid Metal, Red Hot
Ram's Horn finial being made
Solid metal is heated up until it is red hot and then wrought on an anvil until it is the desired shape of a Ram's Horn finial. Image taken by Andrew Montgommery for Country Living magazine in Made by the Forge's Suffolk workshops.
Photographer Andrew Montgommery for Country Living magazine. Image taken in 2016 when Made by the Forge were working with designer Anthony Dickens and selling the Farrier's Cage lighting collection in Heal's of London. Cage Light, Dickens, Lighting Collections, Anthony, Andrew, Perfect Fit
Made by the Forge - lighting
Photographer Andrew Montgommery for Country Living magazine. Image taken in 2016 when Made by the Forge were working with designer Anthony Dickens and selling the Farrier's Cage lighting collection in Heal's of London.
Richard Fishenden, farrier, giving Hazel Chapman and John Latham's Suffolk mare a trim before shoeing. Image taken by Andrew Montgommery for Country Living magazine. Country Living Uk, Farrier, Latham, Iron Work, Draft Horses, Traditional Techniques, His Hands
Horse shoeing
Richard Fishenden, farrier, giving Hazel Chapman and John Latham's Suffolk mare a trim before shoeing. Image taken by Andrew Montgommery for Country Living magazine.
This image was captured by photographer Andrew Montgommery and has been featured in Country Living magazine a number of times. Last featured November 2023 in a supplement called Handmade Tales Britain's Top Artisan Makers. Handmade Tale, Over The Years, Pressing, Britain, Tales
Hammering a Ram's Horn finial into shape
This image was captured by photographer Andrew Montgommery and has been featured in Country Living magazine a number of times. Last featured November 2023 in a supplement called Handmade Tales Britain's Top Artisan Makers.
20mm Cannonball Finials with a matt black (L) and natural beeswax (R) finishes Natural Beeswax, Home Look, Wrought Iron, Kitchenware
Curtain Poles
20mm Cannonball Finials with a matt black (L) and natural beeswax (R) finishes
Hot forged means to heat the metal up until it is red hot and then hammer it out to the desired shape on an anvil. Photographer Andrew Montgommery taken for Country Living magazine at Made by the Forge's Suffolk workshops.
Ram's Horn finial being heated up in hot fire forge
Hot forged means to heat the metal up until it is red hot and then hammer it out to the desired shape on an anvil. Photographer Andrew Montgommery taken for Country Living magazine at Made by the Forge's Suffolk workshops.
Richard Fishenden shoeing a Suffolk Punch owned by Hazel Chapman and John Latham. Image taken by Andrew Montgommery for Country Living magazine. Suffolk Punch, Chapman, Richard
Shoeing a Suffolk Punch
Richard Fishenden shoeing a Suffolk Punch owned by Hazel Chapman and John Latham. Image taken by Andrew Montgommery for Country Living magazine.
Hammer and pliers being held about to be used in the forge. Andrew Montgommery image taken for Country Living at Made by the Forge's Suffolk workshops. Pliers
Blacksmiths tools
Hammer and pliers being held about to be used in the forge. Andrew Montgommery image taken for Country Living at Made by the Forge's Suffolk workshops.
Thumper and cannonball finials from above. Waiting for their next journey along with a pole to a window somewhere. Curtain Finials, Curtain Rails, Thumper, Waiting, Window
Curtain finials
Thumper and cannonball finials from above. Waiting for their next journey along with a pole to a window somewhere.
Hot forged cannonballs are heated up in the forge and are then hammered or not depending upon whether a hammered or smooth finish is chosen. Andrew Montgommery image taken for Country Living magazine at Made by the Forge's Suffolk base. Smooth Finish
Cannonball Finials waiting...
Hot forged cannonballs are heated up in the forge and are then hammered or not depending upon whether a hammered or smooth finish is chosen. Andrew Montgommery image taken for Country Living magazine at Made by the Forge's Suffolk base.
Anvil and tools of the blacksmithing trade. Living Magazine, Made
Anvil
Andrew Montgommery image of Made by the Forge's anvil and tools for County Living magazine.
Cannon Ball finial being hammered in the forge Cannon, Hammered
Wrought Iron Home Decor | Made By The Forge
Cannon Ball finial being hammered in the forge
Each of our Cannonball Finials has visibly unique hammer marks, giving them a beautiful and bespoke finish. Hammer, Bespoke
Cannonball Finials
Each of our Cannonball Finials has visibly unique hammer marks, giving them a beautiful and bespoke finish.
Your windows will look amazing when you have this handmade wrought iron curtain pole installed. Look closely at the detail of the finials and you will see the hammer marks still visible from the forging process.  The Cannonball is one of our best sellers and you can choose from a matt black or a natural beeswax finish. Both enhance the beauty of the wrought iron pole and work just as well in traditional as well as contemporary spaces. Wooden Curtain Poles, Wood Curtain, Types Of Curtains, Curtains With Rings, Double Curtains, Modern Curtains, Modern Window Treatments, Curtain Accessories
Cannonball Curtain Pole Finials
Your windows will look amazing when you have this handmade wrought iron curtain pole installed. Look closely at the detail of the finials and you will see the hammer marks still visible from the forging process. The Cannonball is one of our best sellers and you can choose from a matt black or a natural beeswax finish. Both enhance the beauty of the wrought iron pole and work just as well in traditional as well as contemporary spaces.
Old fashioned spaces or contemporary places, iron just works.  Large or small, almost anything is possible. If you can dream it, we can create it. Call Richard to talk about your piece or, better still, e-mail a rough drawing to get the process started... Iron Curtain Rods, Tie Back Hooks, Curtains Holdbacks, Anything Is Possible
Bespoke ironwork
Old fashioned spaces or contemporary places, iron just works. Large or small, almost anything is possible. If you can dream it, we can create it. Call Richard to talk about your piece or, better still, e-mail a rough drawing to get the process started...
Media coverage on BQ Live  http://www.bqlive.co.uk/manufacturing/2017/12/12/news/suffolk-blacksmith-forges-strong-growth-29447/ Blacksmith Forge, Media Coverage, 12 12
Wrought Iron Home Decor | Made By The Forge
Media coverage on BQ Live http://www.bqlive.co.uk/manufacturing/2017/12/12/news/suffolk-blacksmith-forges-strong-growth-29447/
Issue 5. Out now. Artisan Profile, Richard Fishenden, page 110. Informative and colourful. Modern Rustic, Modern Decor, Butcher Table, Devol Kitchens, Pantry Cupboard, Eclectic Style, Jar Storage, Country Living, Bookshelves
Issue 5. Out now. Artisan Profile, Richard Fishenden, page 110. Informative and colourful.