Michael Budd


Michael Budd

Winter by Michael Budd


Michael Budd served his apprenticeship with a Blacksmith here in his home County of Sligo. This gave him a good understanding and knowledge of the skills and techniques in the craft. Michael now works on his own designing and crating both contemporary and traditional ironwork. His work includes: signs, fire tools, fire grates, gates and railings, candlesticks, tools and sculpture. The attraction of smiting to him is “in the creating of something both functional & beautiful”.

“Working with hot metals means speed is a crucial skill this sometimes leads to a piece being designed as your working, but as an old blacksmith once told me ‘Anyone can do a thing once. It takes a craftsman to be able to recreate it’. I have found this good advice for an Artist Blacksmith”.

I see my work moving more in to sculpture but my love of industrial design will most likely keep a good proportion of my work as practical items”.

Michael’s work can be viewed in Church Street Gallery, Sligo, and people are always welcome to come and have a look around the forge where he always has a few pieces of my work just finished or still being worked on. Commissions also welcome.

Scrolls by Michael Budd  Wall Garden by Michael Budd  Burnt by Michael Budd

Michael Budd
The Forge
Sligo Folk Park
Co. Sligo

Telephone: +353(0)87 6688400

E-mail: info@michaelbudd.ie


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