Ferrous 2019

Ferrous is Back from 5th - 7th April in High Town and around the city centre.

In this year's programme:

  • Live Forging in High Town: your chance to try your hand at making a hot-forged metal seed marker to mark a special spot in your garden or favourite flower tub. Book now!

  •  Maylord Takeover : a range of exhibitions celebrating the blacksmiths' art for the 21st century our seven pop-up galleries in Gomond Street

​Metal + Metal a show of contemporary hot forged metal from Steneby in Sweden

Measured Making the brand new exhibition based on the submissions received in the 150 mm Challenge with works made by artists from around the world as well as local Herefordshire designer makers.

Alumni Exhibition: work by Toby Forbes Gower, Sam Pearce and Christian Vaughan-Jones

Herefordshire Makers exhibit the amazing work which takes place every day in Herefordshire

Paul Mikula and Martha Jones: an exhibition showing the mandala made in an HCA masterclass under the expert tuition of Paul Mikula with a photo essay of the process by Martha Jones

Celebrating the Natural Environment: the exhibition of tin plate tokens made by Herefordshire primary schools under the guidance of blacksmithing students from Hereford College of Arts

  • Demonstrations - the artist in action - come and watch a piece of metal be transformed into something amazing before your eyes

  • The 150 mm Challenge: the call  to make something beautiful form a single piece of metal measuring 150 mm x 20 mm x 20 mm to which artists worldwide have responded and will be shown in the Measured Making Exhibition

  • Photographic exhibitions of the blacksmithing process

  • Talks and lectures about artist blacksmithing and the restoration of heritage pieces

  • The Nowhere Forge, Hereford's own travelling blacksmith will be located at various places around the city centre

We will be updating these pages regularly from now until the Festival so check back often for the latest information. You can also follow us on Instagram.

The picture header shows the Ginkgo Arbour made at the 2017 Festival in situ at St Michael's Hospice in Bartestree and hot metal forging (photos: Oliver Cameron-Swan).