About Dave Preston - Artist blacksmith

Dave Preston was born in Eastnor Herefordshire. A truly local lad working in Ledbury and living in Catley in the heart of the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. Dave has been a metalsmith for over 35years, using his observational approach to develop new methods of forging alongside time-honoured techniques learned via collaboration with several local blacksmiths.

an innovative approach...

He is a dynamic craftsman who takes exceptional pride in his work, often bringing an innovative approach to ironwork solutions, which is reflected in the delicacy and finesse of the finished work. Both form and function are equally important and Dave will work with you closely to provide the answer to your decorative needs.

Examples of Dave’s work can be found, not only here in the UK, but indeed worldwide. In addition to his commissioned work there is an ever-growing range of handmade stock pieces available to buy direct from this website. Have a look at the shop for items such as wine racks, bird feeder brackets, plant support stakes, hanging basket brackets, perhaps ideal as wedding or anniversary gift ideas.