Grace Forge

Inspired by the natural world and by her Lake District surroundings, Ellie creates masterful metalwork in mild steel and copper, which has great presence and which celebrates organic beauty. Sycamore seeds, leaves, rivers and rugged fells are all key influences in the look and feel of her work. With an aim to reflect nature’s imperfect beauty, many of her pieces have a hammered, rustic aesthetic, retaining the feeling that they have been crafted.

Ellie has been working as a Blacksmith and metal fabricator for over 8 years, honing her skills in some of the UK’s most prestigious metal studios. Her interest in metalwork began during an apprenticeship as a farrier where she discovered a natural affinity for forging and shaping metal. As well as her professional commissions at Grace Forge, Ellie also works for award-winning wildlife sculptor Andrew Kay in Cumbria.

Ellie lives in the Eden Valley where she prioritises time spent in its breath-taking landscape riding Rose, her horse, with border collie, Todd, in tow....

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