Stan Pike

Stan Pike


Stan Pike has worked as a blacksmith for the past 32 years. Stan produces unique pieces of ironwork, developing the traditional blacksmithing skills which have made his work collectable worldwide. From his own range of indoor furniture to gates, railings, door and fireside furniture, to restoration work and special commissions, Stan's talents are honed working with iron, steel and other metals, surpassing the skill of all but those from a bygone age.Together with the more widespread applications of drop-forging and electric welding, the more demanding techniques of fire welding and wrought ironwork are employed for decorative and some utilitarian projects. ...

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  • Short course
  • Lockerbie (Scotland)
  • Advanced
  • 1 Day

...someone with related experience. Aimed at the complete beginner or someone with related experience. Course review: Stan runs a range of course for... More

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  • Lockerbie (Scotland)
  • 2 Days

...fishtail , penny , taper , blow over leaf scrolls and many others. Course B2. Animal Heads Learn how to make one of the best Rams Heads you will ever... More

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My past commissions have been, tool making, gates, railings, furniture, sculptures, restoration, medieval weaponry, arrowheads, leaf work, roses, irises, candelabras, fireside furniture and copper repouse.

A Small Selection of Past Commissions
Arkitektura New York
Beamish Museum
St.Bedes Museum
British Airways
Cliveden Hotel
Cussins Homes
Castlegate House Gallery
Davies London
Design Village
Dido Farrell Interior Design
Eden District Council
Edinample Castle Lochearnhead
English Heritage
Fordnal Castle Edinburgh
Graham & Green London
Gallery Of Fine Art
Harrods London
Jane Darbyshire & David Kendall Limited
Liberty London
Northumberland National Parks
Naworth Castle
Nunnery Walks
National Trust
Newcastle Borough Council
Portcullis Newcastle
Queens Hall
Rafa Rothbury
Rivergreen Developments
Saint Pauls Parish Centre
Shepherd House Edinburgh
Stephenson Railway Museum
Tebay Hotel
Toby Schummner Paris
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Advantages of studying here

A true blacksmith should be able to turn produce anything in metal without the aid of electricity.
Stan Pike is one of a few TRADITIONAL blacksmiths left in the UK, everything is hand forged. With the advent of mass component parts sold for blacksmithing in the UK many "smiths" are turning to this process of producing ironwork, within a very short time the art of true traditional blacksmithing will be lost.

Areas of specialisation

All areas including restoration.