Summer 2024 – Open Studio Days At The Forge

Visit Melissa’s forge this July to see finished sculptures, work in progress and live forging demonstrations. https://www.marlboroughopenstudios.co.uk/artists/exhibiting-artists/melissa-cole Its been a long time since Melissa Opened her forge to the public – last time was at her old forge at Puthall Farm, Marlborough for Marlborough Open Studios. In 2016 Melissa shared her studio with New York…

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Octopus Candleabra Commission

Octopus Candelabra  I was approached by a long standing client and family friend in 2020 and asked if I would be able to make them an octopus candle holder for their dining room table.  I was already fully booked with commissions and made some suggestions for other artists and blacksmiths to approach but luckily for me,…

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Spring 2021 update

 Spring 2021  After a quieter winter in the forge than normal, I am back running my blacksmithing day courses as per Government guidelines with one to one sessions for the people that have had their courses postponed from 2020.    Ridgeway Farm Art Project is currently awaiting planning approval for both the entrance sign and…

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Wiltshire Life – Individuals Arts, Culture & Music Award Winner 2020

  Wiltshire Life  – Individuals Arts, Culture & Music Award Winner 2020Moravian Star inspired Public Sculpture for the new Rausing Building (Athelstan Museum) in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK.  This public sculpture was commissioned by Angela and William Sykes and the team organising the renovation of the former Moravian Church in Malmesbury as a new community building and…

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Society of Women Artists 159th Open Exhibition

I am really happy that for the first time my sculptures have been accepted into the 159th Society of Women Artists Open Exhibition.  Normally my work is too big (but not that big!) for these types of open submission!  Because of Covid-19 this is an online exhibition from 22nd September – 31st December 2020  You…

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SCULPTURE EXHIBITION Sept 2020, Wiltshire, UK

  ‘Sculpture in the Landscape 1969 – 2020’ Location: West Leaze, Ogbourne Rd, Aldbourne, SN8 2LD  3 – 27 September 2020  Wednesday – Sundays 11am to 6pm It is organised by voluntary organisation ‘Friends of the Garden’ which have posted previous exhibitions in Urchfont and West Lavington.  Over 30 artists will exhibit sculpture in this…

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Ridgeway Farm Art Project Newsletter No.8 August 2020

Ridgeway Farm Nature Trail Map – hand delivered to your home! Phase 2 of the Ridgeway Farm Art Project is now complete and nearly all the residents should have a copy of the hand-illustrated nature map of the development.   If you are unfamiliar with the project, here is a brief catch-up:   The map…

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