Welcome to The Forge

Will Maguire is a multi-award winning contemporary blacksmith and sculptor with over 10 years experience. He works with hot steel, forging and manipulating it, striving to create forms that are beautiful, genuine and new.

Based in the beautiful surrounds of the Hunter Valley NSW he is a one of very few contemporary blacksmiths in Australia utilising contemporary design and traditional skills learnt from masters overseas.

Working in steel as well as stainless steel, brass, bronze and timber Will specialises in:

Architectural design works – Gates and stair railings transforming your property into a truly pleasurable living space.

Public Art – Interesting, though provoking public art designed for specific locations.

Interior design works – Original tables and lighting making your home or office memorable and enjoyable.

Sculpture and wall sculpture – bringing some life to dreary places.

Individual commissions – turning your creative ideas into a lasting legacy

In Australia contemporary design in forged ironwork is a new exciting take on the blacksmiths trade. This is your chance to support the vanguard of this vibrant transformation of an age old craft. It is ideally suited to practical and sculptural applications with its tactility, strength, freedom in design and durability.

Be part of it and have Will create some iron with personality for you.



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Latest News

International Blacksmithing in Ypres Belgium

October 8, 2016


The Ypres international blacksmith event happened last month where Will represented Australia as a master blacksmith. This coming together of hundreds of blacksmiths from around the world for a 6 day festival in memory of all the lives lost during WW1. for more information go to the Ypres2016 website. A lot of thanks must go […]

Sculptural bike rack for Kingston – ACT

August 8, 2016

Kingston bike rack unveiling 15 july 2016 (3)

A collaboration with brother and sister Grace and Will Maguire was completed on Friday the 15 July with the unveiling of their sculptural bike rack by Transport Minister Meegan Fitzharris on Kingston foreshore in Canberra. The design of the bespoke rack was completed by Grace while the making was done by Will using hot forging […]

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