Hedge Ironworks is a one man operated blacksmith shop run by Jake Hedge. Working out of his forge near Ludlow, set in the beautiful Shropshire hills, Jake offers a range of blacksmithing courses, an online shop and takes on sculptural, architectural and decorative commissions of any sort.
“It’s impossible not to be entranced by the nature of forge work. A cold and unforgiving material to be heated in the fire and forged by hand to capture something beautiful and with purpose. I am inspired by the craft of the blacksmith and find myself happily immersed within it. I am continuously seeking to improve my stills and always strive for perfection in every individual piece, Everything I make is hand forged, using mostly traditional techniques … I find using these techniques create the most aesthetically pleasing and functionally sound work.
I’m inspired by natural, organic form and the forging process itself – both of which I experience every day and always try to capture in my work. I enjoy creating clean, organic ironwork with focus on the forged elements, the devil is in the detail. Careful and deliberate use of hammer texturing, traditional joinery and fire-welding can really make a piece sing.”
The Sawmill, Ferney, Shropshire SY7 9BJ