About Melissa Cole
A 21st Century blacksmith with roots in heritage crafts
Melissa is a professional artist blacksmith with over 30 years experience based in the Pewsey Vale, Wiltshire, England.
‘My practice is rooted in the ancient craft of blacksmithing but engages in a more sculptural way embracing modern making methods to create dynamic work as a reaction to moving through the landscape around me’
Melissa Cole is a Bronze medal holder and Fellow of The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths. She is internationally recognised for the craftsmanship of her hand-forged ironwork.
Melissa’s work ranges from commissioned gates and railings to sculpture and fine art installations. She combines contemporary design with forged and fabricated metal for external public spaces, private gardens and interiors.