Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Blacksmith ahoy!

Here's something I've never seen before... A forge on a boat. I got chatting to the artist-blacksmith, Brian Greaves. He himself built the canal tug, Bronte, which houses his forge. He creates small decorative pieces of ironwork: fire tools, sculptures, hooks and suchlike, inspired by nature and the beauty of the surroundings he travels through every day. He and his family have lived on a narrowboat for 26 years and, now their children are grown, Brian and his wife cruise all over the canal network, demonstrating his craft.


  1. Hi Jenny - what a brilliant idea ... wonderful to see - a craft that can be 'taken around' ... how fascinating - love it! Cheers Hilary

  2. Must be a hard life in the winter!


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