Nestled in the timbers of northeast Iowa, Ted Schuster of Prairie Forge creates custom metal work for some of the most particular and demanding clientele in the country. From humble beginnings, Ted's work ethic and meticulous attention to detail has seen the demand grow for Prairie Forge custom metal crafts. From the initial design of a piece to the crucial final stages of the finishing stage, Ted leaves the mark of a master craftsman in every piece.
Young People from West Bromwich visited working Blacksmith Ian Moran to see first hand how the metal bashing trade in the borough still lives. They filmed Ian at work and even had a go themselves.
Part of Forging Links a New Ways of Curating programme. Supported by Arts Council England, MLA, Heritage Lottery, Sandwell Council and managed by Multistory.