Iris in Forged Iron


Iris in Forged Iron

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Iris in Forged Iron

Another exciting new piece for your garden, made by Herefordshire artist/blacksmith.

A single iris on a spike.

Collect from gallery £458

Including UK delivery £498

Height varies approx 135 cm

Neil’s signature pieces – large, individual pieces of art that elicit admiration and are a source of inspiration to those who relate to his unique artistic expression of himself – are testament to his skill, knowledge and ultimately his love of both his art, the natural world and the artistic challenge they present him with.

The beautiful craftsmanship apparent in all of Neil’s art was officially recognised when he was awarded the Associate Membership of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths. Additionally, Neil’s work continues to win him acclaim both nationally and internationally and he is recognised within his field as a major talent, a producer of unusual, interesting and unique pieces of work.

“I started my career as a blacksmith in 1988 in Hereford. In 1994 I became a tutor at Hereford College of Technology later moving to the new National School of Blacksmithing at Holme Lacy, just outside Hereford.
My time as a tutor led to my involvement with the Three Counties Blacksmithing and Farriery Committee. Having served as Chair for several years, I am now Chief Steward, a role that keeps me firmly in touch with the grass roots of the craft.
I have always enjoyed studying botanical form and structure. I began to experiment early on, using steel as my medium, to create naturalistic interpretations of my favourite large and interesting plant forms. Starting with ferns, I moved onto cardoons, teasels and artichokes.I have developed my portfolio of plant forms over the years to include, for example, irises, chrysanthemums and roses. It is important to me, when designing and making the sculptures, that they are as close to the “original” as possible.
Conversely, I enjoy designing and creating the less usual; many large (and small) fire and water breathing dragons, giant fairies and frogs, green men for gable ends, – anything that challenges me is good!”