Richard and Juliet:  Made by the Forge

About us

Made by the Forge

Made by the Forge is a small, family run business, handcrafting solid wrought iron curtain poles, kitchen pan racks and designer lighting. It was founded in 2006 by farrier and blacksmith Richard Fishenden and myself, his wife and business partner Juliet.

Our passion for quality is our inspiration to produce useful products that will last a lifetime. You can even see the individual hammer marks made by our blacksmiths making every item unique.

Moving into an old country cottage meant that we had plenty of home decor projects to undertake. With Richard’s skills, we were able to produce a range of traditional wrought ironwork, which retained the character of our old English home.

This led to us opening a traditional blacksmith’s forge where horse shoeing and blacksmithing are everyday activities. For the home, we’ve developed a classic range of products, all of which are hand forged in the time honoured way. They include wrought iron pan rails, utensil racks for the kitchen, wrought iron curtain poles, brackets and hold backs for window dressing.

Our desire is to bring you the best ironwork products available for your home. This is why we are currently working with British designers Anthony Dickens and Chris Eckersley creating some unique and dazzling designer lighting and furniture. You can see it here on our website or in Heal’s, the British contemporary furniture and lighting store in London.

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The Worshipful Company of Farriers


Richard can do anything with metal and has worked with high profile interior designers providing bespoke furniture. So, if you have an idea for an original piece that would be perfect for your home, working with Richard, you can make that piece a wrought iron reality.

Made by the Forge offers a personal, friendly service with all pieces being made to order for you. Made by the Forge is proud that all its components are British sourced and their products are made in their Suffolk forge. Our personal and business ethos is self-sufficiency and we make every effort to offset our CO2 emissions. What makes the company unique is its pledge to plant a tree for every order received. We make sure that what the company takes from the Suffolk environment, it puts back into the Suffolk environment.

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The forge flows through us...

“The forge is strong with this one…”


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