Blacksmith
Enquire about Matthew Dwyer

Matthew's blacksmithing career began with casual visits to the forge situated in Helmsley town centre. After having ' a go ' he decided to pursue formal training and spent the next year doing a basic blacksmithing course at Hereford College of Technology. After this initial training Matthew was offered a position working and improving his skill base under Master Blacksmith Chris Topp & Co.

Over the next 15 years Matthew became Chris Topp's workshop manager and over saw the work carried out on many prestigious restoration and newly forged projects.
"Whilst working for Chris one was guaranteed a wonderful backdrop, Chatsworth House , The Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace were particularly wonderful
projects to be involved with and we learnt a great deal proper blacksmithing skills whilst restoring their ironwork".
It was during this time that Matthew became a Master Blacksmith in his own right. In 2007 he was awarded a Bronze Medal by The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths in recognition of his high level of skills as a blacksmith.

In 2010 Matthew set up his own workshop and through Saltbox Gallery has created a portfolio of work designed and made by him for many clients. Matthew is happy to work alongside clients in order to achieve a brief and offers a full design through to installation service.

Should you wish to commission a special handforged and unique piece of ironwork please contact him through Saltbox Gallery to discuss your project.