My name is Andrew Window and I am a traditional blacksmith specialising in custom made commissions.
This is a showcase of my talents as an artist blacksmith. I began smithing when I undertook an apprenticeship with a local blacksmith; this in turn led to further development of my expertise and my own style under the expert tutelage of Paul Allen (F.W.C.B. ,L.W.C.B. , L.C.G.I.) at the National School of Blacksmithing in Herefordshire; where I was awarded a certificate of merit by the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths.
Whilst training, I was also employed full-time as a blacksmith - producing various pieces of wrought ironwork and other commissions. I have created projects ranging from furniture to light fittings, face masks to dragon sculptures, and shoe racks to ornate gates.
I recently appeared on Countrywise on ITV.
My intention is to create unique and distinctive metalwork, fashioned using traditional and modern skills; blending ferrous and non-ferrous metals together to create pleasing objects, both for pleasure and for functional use. I hope that by using my skills in design and creation, I will help to preserve the traditional skills passed down through the ages which are rapidly disappearing in our modern world of convenience and transience.
These passions for natural forms and materials have never left me and have led to my establishing my own business based on these interests.
I can normally be contacted at my workshop on my phone, by e-mail or even by post. I will always try to give you an answer to any question you may have over a project or general enquiry.