Shop or learn with award winning blacksmiths

Contemporary metalwork by blacksmiths Michael Calnan & Gunvor Anhøj. Our Studio is based in the grounds of Russborough House, Co. Wicklow, Ireland where we forge bronze, iron and steel. Calnan & Anhøj's work can be found in collections of the OPW, Department of Foreign Affairs, Crafts Council of Ireland and many private collections. Recent commissions include creating 'The Saint Patrick' for the New York City Saint Patrick Day Foundation, this years recipients include Senator George J. Mitchell and other honorees who played a similar significant role in the Irish peace process. We also forged awards for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition 2014 & 2015 and for Volkswagen Gold Pin Celebration 2013. Calnan & Anhoj are award winning blacksmiths: The Stanley Allcard Cup for 'outstanding ability in the craft of the blacksmith' awarded by The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths (UK). 1st price at the National Crafts Awards, by the Royal Dublin Society. The 2015 Mill Cove Award, awarded for 'a sculpture of distinction' by The Mill Cove Gallery at the Sculpture in Context Exhibition.

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Fire Side Tools course - tongs


Fire side tools course - cube & pineapple twists


Candle-holder Course




Forged Iron Rose


Fire Set


Log Holder


Fire Brazier


Courting Candle Holder


Candle Lanterns


Make It Yourself

selection of blades

Blade Smithing Taster Course

Fire Brazier in use

Fire Brazier Course

leaf twist finial

Fire Side Tools Course - leaf twist finials

Candle Lanterns for inside or outside

Candle Lanterns Course


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