Welcome to anvilman.co.uk the home of Stephen Lunn DWCF FWCB. Silver Medal Holder Blacksmith / Artist.
``I play with hot metal to form the shapes you see and meet new friends. The Forge where I work has now been in the family since 1921, I joined the family business in 1975.
My Grandfather prided himself in providing quality service and workmanship, which has been our policy ever since. Back then our main business came from shoeing farm horses and general blacksmithing. However as the years have passed the business has evolved and I now class myself as an artist as well as a blacksmith. I combine my traditional methods of forging that have been passed down through the generations with my inspirations drawn from nature in the form of my modern contemporary designs.
In Particular I am inspired by the Northumberland coastline where I have lived all my life. I often combine beach stones into my work fusing the iron and stone together, one worn by the power of the sea, the other shaped by the fire and the delicate blows of a hammer.
I thank all my customers for the artwork commissions and for giving me the inspiration to design and make this work.``