Artist blacksmith with over 25 years experience based in the Pewsey Vale near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. Making hand made contemporary designed ironwork for the home and garden from forged steel and wrought iron. . Commissions taken for bespoke gates, railings and public and private sculptures.
Private tutor running blacksmithing and sculptural metalwork courses from her forge in Wiltshire.
I have been working on a complex handrail panel with rivet details. The sections are forged then joined to each other with a steel rivet giving a secure traditional decorative join using the round head rivets as a feature.
I have been lucky enough to have some workshop time filmed bySocialMeansUK
Here's the short film of the tool I made and how I use it for tricky riveting jobs like this one!
Melissa Cole, bronze medal holder and Fellow of The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, is exhibiting her hand forged sculptures throughout May in the Guy Goodfellow Collection showroom.
Melissa’s work ranges from commissioned gates and railings to sculpture and fine art installations, combining contemporary design with forged and fabricated metal for external public spaces, private gardens and interiors.
Melissa is internationally recognised for her craftsmanship and creates “Metal work that flows and wraps around itself, taking your eyes on a journey producing pieces that are solid in make up but light and free in their aesthetic quality” - www.TheWithLoveProject.co.uk Melissa has been featured on C4’s Grand Designs, BBC’s Escape to the Country and Radio 4 Woman’s Hour.
The Makers' Tales showcase runs from 1st May - 1st June 2018.