Established for some 13 years, Oldfield Forge Ltd. is a traditional family-run blacksmithing business set in the very heart of rural Herefordshire. It was founded by the two of us, husband and wife team, Aaron and Nicky Heath. Aaron is the head blacksmith whilst Nicky is the business manager. Between us and our small band of talented blacksmiths we like to think that we have built a strong and highly respected organisation with a reputation for producing ironwork of the very highest quality and featuring outstanding design and craftsmanship.
Possessed of a natural aptitude for this type of work Aaron has dedicated his adult life to the art of the traditional blacksmith, continually pushing and establishing new boundaries in metalwork. However as well as creating the more contemporary pieces he also has a deep interest in the conservation of heritage ironwork and his knowledge and experience in this eld has enabled him to work alongside some of the country’s leading architects, designers, specialist contractors and conservation experts on projects for organisations such as National Trust, English Heritage and Cadw. These have involved many historic, ecclesiastic and other similarly prestigious properties.
Nicky is the business organiser and developer. She has responsibility for sales, purchasing, marketing and setting the weekly sta work schedules as well as dealing with the multitude of other vital day to day duties that are essential to the running of a successful company. She has a real air for interior design and takes a leading role in creating and developing new product ranges. Nicky was also the driving force behind the setting up of Old eld Forge Academy which, along with the Forge itself, has gone from strength to strength under her guidance and supervision.