Larkhall Festival Weekend – Open Day

It was great to welcome so many people at the Ironart open day on Saturday – part of the Larkhall Festival weekend. The forges were fired up and thankfully it didn’t rain. We had a visit from a gentleman called Sam who popped in…he used to work here as a schoolboy on Saturday mornings in the 1970’s for the late Sam Chantry. Sam Chantry established Ironart in 1967 here in what used to be the local slaughterhouse!

If you missed it please come and see us next year!




Your invitation to Ironart this weekend

We are hosting two open days this coming bank holiday weekend here at Ironart and would love to see you.

Larkhall Open Studios 2015

On Saturday 2nd May from 10am – 3pm our workshops will be open as part of the Larkhall Festival weekend. 

Larkhall Open Studios 2015

We’re taking part in the Larkhall Open studios arts trail – an intriguing walking trail featuring the workshops and studios of 18 artists and groups in this area, please follow this link for a map of the trail. It’s completely free and we would love to see you.






Historic Ironwork – Open day and lecture

Then on Tuesday 5th May  we are opening the workshop doors for an educational event, Andy Thearle (owner of Ironart) will be giving a short, informative lecture entitled: “An introduction to Conservation, Care and Repair of Historic Ironwork.”  

Ironart CPD Event 5th May 2015

This event is also also free*, but booking is essential as space is limited in the workshop. There are two sessions. Choose from 10am- 12 noon or from 2pm-4pm. There is currently some space left in both sessions so please let us know if you’d like to come along. Call 01225 311273 or email



*(We’d like to encourage those who attend to make a £15 donation to our nominated charity-  the National Heritage Ironwork Group and can provide you with details about how to make a donation)


And for our next trick… a coconut shy!

Amidst a backdrop of large and time-consuming ironwork projects comes a completely curved ball in the shape of a commission for a coconut shy! The coconut shy is Ironart’s contribution to the forthcoming Larkhall Festival on 4th – 6th May 2013. Larkhall is a vibrant little community on the edge of Bath and if you’ve never been to take a look around we highly recommend that you come and visit.  The festival looks set to be a lot of fun, with exhibitions, concerts, talent contests, food tasting sessions, arts and craft workshops, a casino and a ‘Party in the Park’. Pictured here is our apprentice architectural metalworker James  Cuthbertson, with the Ironart coconut shy!

A coconut shy!

A coconut shy!