About Jim

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I have been working as an artist blacksmith in Fife for the past 15 years or so. I have been privileged to work on a wide variety of projects and commissions. All my work is designed specifically to suit the individual character of each location into which it will be situated. I have accepted commissions from all over the British Isles.

About Jim Shears Blacksmith Artist
After leaving Glasgow University with an MA in Medieval History and after much soul searching to find out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, I decided to try a in career metalwork. That decision was made in 2000. I was most fortunate to encounter a superb Mentor in artist and blacksmith Roddy Mckerracher. Roddy taught me until his death in 2007 though I feel I am still learning from him now. I have immense gratitude for his efforts and would like to think that he would approve of the work I have gone on to do in his absence, none of which would have been remotely possible without his contribution.
I love the work that I do and enjoy the challenges that inevitably arise in the process of designing, manufacturing and installing my pieces. I have a wealth of experience in designing work which fully integrates and enhances each unique environment.
The forge is well equipped with a large variety of old and modern tools and machines which I have invested in over the years. Together with my colleagues, Tina and Simon, we have built a thriving business.

by Jim Shears