Who Are We?
How it all started
Rich’s journey into blacksmithing began at St David’s College in Llandudno, where he first discovered his passion for the craft. He continued to hone his skills by attending the Herefordshire College of Blacksmithing. After completing his studies in 1998, he embarked on a journeyman’s path, gaining valuable experience in Gdansk, Poland, and later in France.
Returning to his native Wales, Rich worked as an apprentice blacksmith in Halkyn, North Wales, before establishing Heat and Beat in 2000. His artistic vision draws inspiration from the organic shapes found in nature, which he skillfully combines with his appreciation for geometric forms and structural design.
At Heat and Beat, we prioritize close collaboration with our clients, guiding them from the initial concept and design phase through to the final installation. Our portfolio encompasses a diverse range of projects, spanning from public art commissions to crafting bespoke gates, railings, and restoration work.
We are proud members of The Worshipful Company Of Blacksmiths and hold full qualifications from the City and Guilds of London Institute, ensuring our expertise and competence in all aspects of blacksmithing.
Explore our curated collection of blacksmith sculptures for the finest and most distinctive handmade creations available in our stores.
Gates & Railings
With 25 years of expertise in crafting customized gates and fences, we are well-equipped to accommodate your unique design preferences and provide you with a tailored price estimate.
We specialize in Cast Iron Restoration, offering services for railings, fences, and more. Our expertise involves repairing corroded or damaged components through preservation techniques.
Our team of expert designers and blacksmiths are pleased to design and produce bespoke signs for any residential or business requirements.