Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor, Devon
One of just a handful of blacksmiths left on Dartmoor, Greg works in a 150-year-old stone forge, where vintage farm and farriers’ tools, made by previous smithies, still hang from the rafters.
Greg uses traditional coal in the original hearth rather than gas, which is now more commonly used, while hammer and anvil still his main tools.
Greg’s products include gates, railings, fireside sets, weather vanes, rose arches, knives, coat hooks and shoe-scrapers, which he makes for the local community.
During Greg's sessions, you will see the traditional blacksmith's forging techniques of drawing a metal out (making it thinner), jumping up (increasing its size), splitting, punching, twisting and fire welding.
To find out more about Greg, please visit www.moretonforge.co.uk.