Cecily first joined Ironart in 2013 when the NADFAS (National Association of the Decorative and Fine Art Societies) Grants Committee awarded us a grant from the Patricia Fay Memorial Fund. The grant allowed us to open up a six month ‘Historic Metalwork Restoration’ training placement which Cecily completed.
Cecily completed the Extended Diploma in Metalwork and Blacksmithing at The National School of Blacksmithing in Hereford, and was recognized with their ‘Best Student Award.’
Cecily is a Larkhall local, having grown up here. She was inspired to explore blacksmithing when she visited Master Blacksmith Don Barker’s Forge.
Since that placement, Cecily has worked both in the UK and abroad, including being a journeyman in California. But now she has rejoined the team here in Larkhall. She particularly enjoys making furniture here in the workshop.