22. Blacksmith

Award winning Artist Blacksmith at Moors Meadow Gardens

Joshua De Lisle qualified from Holme Lacy as top student in each of his 3 years of study. In his 1st year he won the Three Counties Show Live Forging Competition and had the most outstanding achievement of his course. In his 2nd year Josh won a 4th prize at the Three Counties Show, 3rd prize at the Royal Welsh Show and 2nd prize at the Royal York Show. In his 3rd year at college Josh obtained 2nd prize at the Three Counties Show.

Josh is extremely skilled at many styles of work be it traditional, contemporary, ornamental or functional whether it is designed to the customers own specification or created from one of a wealth of his own very original ideas. His craftsmanship is evident in every piece he forges from the smallest household item to large gates, railings and sculptures for house and garden. He also makes authentic weapons and armour for re-enactment groups and films. His greatest love is to construct metalwork which has a part of his own personality in it.

He has really found his niche in life and has gone from being bottom of his class at school to a top class blacksmith.

You can meet Josh and view his work at Moors Meadow where he is now resident blacksmith and will be here most days throughout the year.

Tel. 07807 461150



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