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!

Like for like repair and reproduction.

We’ve been very busy and apologies for the blog break. I intend to make up for it over the next two months, with lots of small blogettes if there are such Inter-web things. Here’s the catch up. The gates are … Continue reading

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New leaves and rosettes.

I’m so pleased I had the foresight to commission our weatherproof shelter from SCA, it has definitely paid its way so far in this project, not one day lost to bad weather! Its been such a miserably long winter. Spring … Continue reading

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Forging.

At last we can start thinking about making new components to replace missing Ironwork and repairing damaged originals. This is what we do well… its not that we don’t clean, fix and paint well…. but making stuff is what we … Continue reading

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