Call for entries: Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths Tonypandy Award

The Tonypandy may be awarded annually for a piece which is considered to be an outstanding example of the skill of a blacksmith or blacksmiths.

The Company welcomes suggestions from any source for work which
meets the criteria of 'outstanding'. A special panel assesses the nominated pieces

Eligibility

Applications are welcomed from British blacksmiths

Work should preferably be accessible to the general public

Modern and traditional techniques are equally acceptable

Work in any metal and heat process is acceptable

The age of the piece should not exceed five years from completion

How to Apply

Nominations incorporating as much information as possible on the submission should be sent to the Chair of the Tonypandy Committee along with a portfolio of past commissions to:

Sally Clark
Wildfields Farm, Wood Street Village
Guildford, Surrey GU3 3BP

Phone 01483 235244 or email [email protected]

The application deadline for the 2019 award is 31st December 2018

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