Fullempty.co.uk - Design by Matthew Boultwood

Recent Work

About Me

I am a designer specialising in metalwork and blacksmithing. I have a strong interest in conservation and restoration of heritage metalwork and as such I currently work for Hall Conservation Ltd as a blacksmith conservator.

After completing two years at Hereford College of Technology studying blacksmithing I was lucky enough to find work at Colin Phillips Designer Blacksmith's before being accepted onto the first National Heritage Ironwork Group Heritage Lottery funded bursary course.



  • Joint winner of the NHIG 'Best Blacksmith' 2012
  • Winner of a City and Guilds 'Lion Awards' Gold Medal 2010
  • Winner of 'The Harry Skinner Trophy for Test Blacksmith' 2009
  • Winner of 'Hereford College of Technology Best Student Award' 2009
  • Received a First class BSc (Hons) in Product Design from the University of Sussex 2007

Freelance Design

Please contact me to discuss any aspect of custom forge work, from sculpture to architecural metalwork.

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