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 in the sun.

Late Friday afternoon 9th August 2013 and the sun is still shining. Today was the last ‘hand’ painting day (final coat is hand painted with a brush) and Lee the painter has gone off on holiday. The site is clear … Continue reading

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Last leaf.

  Last leaves made! Well here’s the beginning of the end, the last of all the new leaves have been offered up and painted ready for fitting later this week. The last of the repairs were completed a few weeks … Continue reading

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Assembly.

Its so good to see it all come together. There are times on large projects you begin to wonder if it ever will….. but it always does! The picture above is looking up at the gate pier scrolls and is … Continue reading

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