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Ferrous Festival 2019 5th - 14th April 2019

For anyone interested in blacksmithing there was a great event in Hereford - Ferrous Festival 2019
You can see the results of the fabulous #150mmchallenge pieces which have inspired blacksmiths from across the globe to get involved and post images of their work on social media.
My piece was about giving myself boundaries along with the limited stock of 150mm of 20 x 20 mm square steel bar.  I had 3 hours from starting the forge to finishing the piece and limited myself to hand hammer, power hammer for tapers, hardie, fire, anvil and wanted to include a 'knocked-up' or 'square corner' in my piece while also making it as long as possible.  I didn't want my piece to be restricted in any way and balance and fine hammer work was important.

HEREFORD 5th- 14th APRIL 2019
After an amazing festival in October 2017, Hereford Business Improvement District and Hereford College of Arts are enormously proud to present the second Hereford Festival of Artist Blacksmithing this April.  
Recently, Hereford College of Arts lecturer, Ambrose Burne set a challenge for students to make the most of a small piece of metal (150mm by 20mm x 20 mm), a challenge which artist blacksmiths around the world have taken up. Be the first to see their work in this extraordinary and beautiful exhibition before it goes on tour. 
The Festival acts as a showcase for the remarkable range of home-grown artistic and cultural talent in Herefordshire and is already establishing a reputation as the place for international metal artists to exhibit their work. 
Georgia Smith & Del Done
Hereford Business Improvement District & Hereford College of Arts
Festival Organisers   
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