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Alex Pole

Alex Pole has a lifelong passion for metal work.

He trained originally as a jewellery maker, but has been working now as a blacksmith for 25 years. Using both traditional and modern techniques, and local or recycled materials wherever possible, Alex makes bespoke pieces for private clients or designers, as well as developing his own range, Forge Kitchenware. He also runs regular blacksmithing courses from The Forge in Somerset.

It is both exhilarating and calming to join Alex at work for a few hours and learn a little of his trade from him.

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