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©2009 John Beavis, Blacksmith, Olivemead Forge. All rights reserved.
Hello, my name is John Beavis. I have lived in the village of Brinkworth located between the Market Town of Chippenham & the now famous Royal Wooton Bassett in rural Wiltshire all my life, and have grown up with traditional crafts all round me. After receiving some initial training from Hector Cole (FWCB) I embarked on a journey of history and discovery in the craft of the Traditional Blacksmith.
Here at Olivemead forge in the Dauntsey Vale Wiltshire I strive to keep the true tradition of the Blacksmith craft alive. Using tool designs and techniques that have been handed down through the centuries from Blacksmith to Blacksmith. Joining metal using rivets, tenons, screws, collars and fire welding (an art in its self). Of course not to mention my bellows, hand pumped to keep the coals burning and my metal hot.
Most of my work is private commissions. From Fire irons to Billhooks to curtain poles to restoration, my only restraint is my imagination. I work hard and long to forge pieces to the highest of standards and in recognition of my work I have been awarded by the:- Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths”
Certificate of Competence in 2007 “
Certificate of Merit in 2009
Diploma of Merit & Associate of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths in 2012
My web site shows a fraction of what I have made. I can offer you a personal design and advice service if you want that something special or just a general enquiry simply contact me using the contact link on the left. Alternatively you can leave a message on my mobile and I’ll return your call at my earliest convenience, tel; 07795 433993.
Click "here" to visit my dedicated Billhook's, Slasher's and Axe's Site
I also have a Flickr account with many more high resolution pictures for you to see click here to visit.
I now accept Paypal as a form of payment, please E-Mail me for full details.
Website designed and maintained by S.Bridgeman/S.B.Photography Feb 2012