Author Archives: Nick Bates

About Nick Bates

I'm a Blacksmith working in Surrey, England, UK. My business, Burrows Lea Forge operates from a Forge just outside Guildford in the village of Shere. I've been trading as a Blacksmith since 1992. Burrows Lea Forge specialises in hot forged Ironwork, designing and making bespoke items for both the public and domestic markets. To the casual onlooker, there seems to be two sides to my business, Artist Blacksmith and Traditional Forge worker, but as an Artisan I see no difference, if you love forging hot metals as I do.... its all the same!

‘Tijou’ Gates May 2015

  Here’s some updated photos of the finished gates at Petworth House. Conservation and Restoration work was completed on the gates in Summer of 2013. I like to keep an eye on all our Conservation projects, so periodically I revisit … Continue reading

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‘Tijou’ Gates +1 year

Back to Petworth House to check over the gates we finished restoring this time last year. Looking good! Never ceases to amaze me how difficult it can be to photograph large ironwork installations….. Hence a picture from last winter. I … Continue reading

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Reports and such like.

The final report is being handed in shortly, so here’s a few tasters of what we achieved last year.    

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