A taste of ‪Devon Show 2015‬

A taste of ‪#‎devonshow2015‬ some excellent static competition pieces and outstanding ‪#‎liveforging‬ well done & thanks to all the competitors and organisers.
Special congrats to Devon Smiths Andrew Hall (proprietor of Ash Ironworks) for his fullered, ‪#‎Damascus‬ sword that quite rightly won Show Champion and Paul Gilbert who won the 120 minute #liveforging competition with a contemporary designed ‘Wine bottle holder’ (no picture as of yet).

More photos at this link Devon Show 2015
Looking forward to the ‪#‎royalbathandwestshow‬ next week.

New Forest and Hampshire Show 28th, 29th and 30th July 2015

Blacksmith competition, Edenbridge and Oxted Show, Blacksmith, Hand forged, Ironwork, Forge, Wrought Ironwork, Hot Forged, Blacksmithing

New Forest Blacksmiths

New Forest and Hampshire Show is held mid-week on July 28th, 29th and 30th 2015. This years schedule and entry form can be downloaded at New Forest Show Wrought Ironwork Schedule

The Competition schedule this year is:

Class One: Set Piece
Design and make a
FIRESIDE LOG CONTAINER, item should be
primarily of forged construction

Class Two: Under £200 in value
Traditional or Contemporary design, item should be primarily of forged construction
(the work should be marked at that price or available for commission at that price)

Class Three: Over £200 in value
Traditional or Contemporary design, item should be primarily of forged construction
(the work should be marked at that price or available for commission at that price)

Class Four: Industrial
Industrial or general metalwork (eg Forged or fabricated component parts), Jigs, Tools etc MMA, MIG, TIG etc allowed but item should be primarily of forged construction.

Class Five: Artistic/Sculptural
Any method of construction.

Class Six:  Live forging.
Competitors are required to make on the showground in 90 minutes an item based upon the theme of
“GARDENERS WORLD” Please note: Clean up time of five minutes is permitted away from the fire. A striker is permitted.

Class seven: 20 minute live forging
Competitors are required to make on the showground a saleable object in 20 minutes

Show Champion: cash prize Reserve Champion: cash prize

New Forest Grand Prix
For the overall winner on aggregate points including live competitions

Class Eight: Military “Artisan” Blacksmiths Competition
Two Hour “open class” (open to service personnel only)

All classes judged by Mr David James FWCB

This years schedule and entry form can be downloaded at New Forest Show Wrought Ironwork Schedule

Devon Show this week!

Looking forward to the Devon Show Blacksmith Competitions this week. Tomorrow is the first day of the show, Saturday is the last. Probably too late to an enter any of the classes now but there is the Royal Bath & West Show next week. The Royal Three Counties Show and South of England Show two weeks after that.
Its always worth contacting the organizers if you have left your entry to the last minute, often they will consider late entries if there is time to post out entry tickets to the show.
New Forest & Hampshire Show and The Royal Welsh Show coming up in July.

Edenbridge & Oxted Show Blacksmith Competitions's photo.

Devon County Show schedule and entry form 2015

Only two weeks to The Devon County Show 2015.

Although official entries are closed on the 4th May 2015 the Show will accept late entries to classes up to the Show date…. don’t leave it too late as it can be stressful for you as well as the organizers.

The Devon Show website doesn’t have downloadable schedules or entry forms yet but you can download a scanned one using this link Devon Show Schedule and entry form 2015

North Somerset Show 2015 Results.

Blacksmith competition, North Somerset Show, Blacksmith, Hand forged, Ironwork, Forge, Wrought Ironwork, Hot Forged, Blacksmithing, Joanna Williams, Fireironart

Joanna Williams Artistic Class 2nd place winner, First time entrant!.- photo by Joanna Williams/Fireironart

Here are the Competitions results for this years North Somerset show. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to the Judge Mr Andrew Hall FWCB, the show organiser Mr Richard Jones FWCB and the show stewards. Well done to all the competitors your hard work and planning is appreciated.

Photos of the show can be viewed at this link Somerset Show 2015

There was an extra Class for Churchill Academy, the Show is keen to run a student/ novice class so hopefully this will become a regular class for Students and Apprentices.

First and second places in the Live Forging automatically go into the NBCC Live Forging Championship as will the Show Champion and Reserve.

Class 1 Indoor

1st Mr M Shepherd with a Toasting fork

2nd Mr M Shepherd with a Trivet

3rd Mr S Hall with a Coffee Table

Class 2 Outdoor

1st Mr D Harman with a Dragon Door Knocker

2nd Mr S Hall with a Large Hanging Bracket

3rd Mr R C Jones with a fire Pit Log Roller

Class 3 Artistic

1st Mr K MaHoney with a Gentleman’s Boot Scraper

2nd Ms J Williams with a Bouquet of Calla Lilly’s

3rd Mr B Hill with a Tree Sculptor

Class 4 Live (latch in 75 mins)

1st Mr D Harman

2nd Mr S Hall

3rd Mr R C Jones

Show Champion

Mr K MaHoney

Reserve Champion

Mr M Shepherd

Public Vote

Mr B Hill with Tree Sculptor with over 3rd of votes

Special Class

For Churchill Academy 6th form students final A level project

1st Mr Joseph Lyons