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John Ball Blacksmith – Honouring our Heritage

John has a love for traditional blacksmithing tools and forging techniques which have remained unchanged for hundreds of years and combines this with a sense of modern practicality to reproduce historical artefacts as original.

He does not shy away from employing more contemporary equipment to achieve the desired look, but is strongly minded never to be compromised by it. He is also a real advocate of restoration, taking the view that all things are salvageable whatever their condition or however much – or little – remains.

Firmly believing that the finish is as important as the making, John offers a complete range of finishes from polished rust to gold leaf. He also undertakes repousse work in either copper or steel.

"The casements are superb, we really appreciate your craftsmanship"

I & K, Southwold