The term ‘artsmith’ came about when a distinction was needed between those who hammered and forged workaday items, and those who used the same techniques to create finer, more aesthetic works of art.
And that is how Bex Simon works: utilising the time-honoured techniques that blacksmiths have been honing for centuries; blending traditional craft with contemporary design; taking inspiration from nature, textures and patterns; fizzing with creativity and passion for her art; embodying the very idea of the artsmith.
“I love the idea that you can take something so hard and strong, add heat to make it malleable, almost fluid, and create something beautiful. And then when it cools, and the hard properties return, the movement and life remain, encapsulated in the artwork forever.”
On this website you will find many examples of Bex’s work. High end interior design, bespoke metalwork commissions – featuring bespoke gates, railings and balconies – sculptural pieces for gardens of any scale, and cast iron kitchenware. You will also see examples of the commissions undertaken by Bex Simon and her skilled team, creating some of the most innovative public art in the UK.
If you would like to talk to Bex about your requirements, don’t hesitate to get in touch.