Helen and Robert Muscat

Having been on the lookout for a pair of old gates for our home in the Hunter Valley, we came across two old iron inserts in the yard of an antique dealer in Bungendore. We loaded them in the ute and headed north.

The gate inserts lived in the shed for the next four years, not knowing who we could get to transform our find into elegant gates. By asking around we made contact with Will Maguire.

Will was able to provide a creative solution to best treat the gate inserts. After an initial look at the inserts, Will came back with a drawing concept that we were very happy with.

The final result ended up being better then we could have hoped, the two inserts are framed and hinged in a way that compliments their age. Will’s creative skills as a blacksmith artist really comes through. Having had the opportunity to look at other work that will has created we know that his artistic and practical skills will be in high demand.