Conan Sturdy… is a 46 year old Londoner originally from Camden Town and has ended up in Streatham, south of the river via Notting Hill and Tottenham. He studied his Art Foundation at the City and Guilds of London Art School in Kennington, acquiring a BA in Industrial Design and Technology  from Loughborough University and Henry Van de Velde Institute in Antwerp.

The workshop and his small highly skilled team thrives on working on one offs and projects which require making to a high standard with exceptional attention to deal .    Please browse the portfolio to see the sort of things they have built in the past 

The workshop is powered by renewable energy bought it from green sources and when its sunny by the 4 KW solar array up on the roof. The forges are gas powered and the workshop is fully kitted out with all the traditional blacksmithing tools and a few more modern ones.

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  1. Hi Conan,

    I really like your website. I found an old pallet I have become attached to which I am hoping to turn into a kitchen table. I know what to do with the surface but struggling to find suitable legs. Wondered if you could advise, suggest or help? Not sure if this is the kind of thing you would help with as see you normally take on a full commission project.

    Best regards,


    • Hi Zoe, I could make some hairpin legs that screw onto the corner blocks of the pallet for £80, fixing place is about 100mm square and the chunks are quite solid… or we could make a complete frame with four straight legs?? would be cool to make a couple of drawers to fit inside the pallet ? complete table frame would cost £220

  2. Heyy i was wondering if you do something similar to work experience or like a workshop on blacksmithing techniques that i could maybe attend:) and possibly being allowed to try making a mini piece of my own.

    • Hi Nisanth, there’s a few places that do blacksmithing classes- West Dean College and Hereford college of technology are a couple. I’m not really set up for lessons

  3. I have a couple of large spherical, thin brass lampshades from Morocco that seem to have been used as footballs by ground staff and therefore need some urgent knocking out. Is this the kind of stuff yuo could help me with?

  4. Hi, I bought an oil barrel BBQ from you many moons ago but stupidly gave it away when I moved house. The barrel disintegrated but the grill itself was amazing and I can’t find anything similar. Do you still do the complete set and have you got any in stock that I could have delivered before this weekend? Best, John

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