We thought now would be a good time for you to get to know a little more about the newcomers at Nigel Tyas Ironwork.[ read more... ]
At Nigel Tyas Ironwork, we know that traditional rustic lighting is not for everyone and our range of wrought ironwork also includes designs inspired by our industrial heritage.[ read more... ]
We have an announcement to make. The future of Nigel Tyas Ironwork has been secured with two new young owners taking over the business. (*NB photograph taken prior to adoption of Covid-19 social distancing restrictions.)[ read more... ]
Last updated 16/4/2020 - Combating the Coronavirus - we are still taking orders for our handmade wrought ironwork whilst doing everything we can to play our part in beating Covid-19.[ read more... ]
We would like to reassure our customers at this worrying time that we are doing everything we can to guard against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).[ read more... ]
Nigel gave an interview to the business editor of the Sheffield Star, David Walsh, to mark the 20th anniversary of Nigel Tyas Ironwork.[ read more... ]
The Christmas countdown has begun and our order books are filling up fast. There is still plenty of time to order for a pre-Christmas delivery, but please do get in touch as soon as possible...[ read more... ]
We’re very pleased to announce that we can now offer our wall lights with cables, plugs and on/off switches – on request.[ read more... ]
Our popular candleholders are now available to buy online. Order now in time for Christmas.[ read more... ]
Order your handmade wrought ironwork before we turn the clocks back at midnight on October 26th and be entered into our free prize draw to win a table lamp.[ read more... ]
We recently had a wonderful day out at Penistone Agricultural Show where we shared a stand with farrier Dan Lowe and celebrated our metalworking crafts.[ read more... ]
Nigel Tyas has taken some time out to talk in depth about the history of metalworking as a human endeavour; and what it means to him today.[ read more... ]
Here's our latest newsletter looking ahead to the lovely summer months, and bringing you news, inspiration and ideas from the forge.[ read more... ]
This short video shows Steph demonstrating how to measure up for our solid cottage curtain poles.[ read more... ]
This short video shows Steph demonstrating how to measure up for our traditional curtain poles.[ read more... ]
We’ve recently had the pleasure of being involved in the renovation and refurbishment of a huge stone farmhouse in the rolling hills of South Yorkshire. We’ve supplied property developer Lisa Hunt with a comprehensive range of wrought iron lighting and curtain poles to help transform ‘Spicer Manor’ in to a luxury 15-bedroom holiday let.[ read more... ]
We may have mentioned it before (just a bit) but we once made some curtain poles for one of the castles on Game of Thrones. We’re not sure which castle, Winterfell, Riverrun, Casterly Rock …but it's still our little 'claim to fame' connection to the smash-hit, blood-thirsty TV drama.[ read more... ]
Bilting Court is a beautiful period property in Kent’s Stour Valley dating back to the 15th century. Years ago, we supplied ironwork throughout for this stunning country home. We are now very pleased to have been invited back.[ read more... ]
All of our wrought ironwork is designed by Nigel and hand-forged by him and his two skilled blacksmiths, Andrew and Simon. Each craftsman sees his own work through from start to finish. This video shows one of our Midhope wall lights being made - from drawing board to finished product.[ read more... ]
We are always pleased to supply lighting to the owners of bars, restaurants, public houses and hotels. Also, cafes, spas, offices, shops and all types of commercial spaces![ read more... ]
Our latest light design is a colourful collaboration with Silver Tree Crystal glassmakers of Somerset. The Springvale combines our hand-forged wrought iron light fitting with their beautiful glass shades in a rainbow of colours.[ read more... ]
Aga Living magazine is distributed to the nation's 30,000 plus Aga owners and celebrates a certain kind of homeliness and cosy family living.[ read more... ]
Here's some blacksmithing action from the forge. This short video shows Simon riveting the curved legs to the solid ring base of our Mitre standard lamp. We hope you like the footwork as well as the handiwork![ read more... ]
The christmas countdown has begun and our order books are filling up fast - Our blacksmiths work very hard at this busy time of year to ensure we do our best to fulfill everyone’s pre-Christmas requests so, if you are ordering now and would really like your delivery before christmas, please let us know and we’ll give you a realistic idea if that’s possible.[ read more... ]
Here's is the second of our occasional mail-outs to property professionals who are existing or potential customers and clients.[ read more... ]
Did you know that while Nigel is the one striking metal for a living at the forge, outside of work its Elizabeth who chooses to ‘strike’ it for the sheer pleasure of listening to its resonance. Here, she shares her bell ringing story.[ read more... ]
The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is upon us. We love it.[ read more... ]
This short video shows Andrew hand making a wrought iron curl curtain pole finial.[ read more... ]
We have some rather stunning ‘before and after’ shots to share with you. They feature authentic cartwheel chandeliers in a medieval barn, both before and after we got our hands on them ...[ read more... ]
There are so many interesting aspects to Alison’s home that it's hard to know where to look first.
When you can tear yourself away from the amazing views, and the beautiful garden, you can then enjoy the stylish interior – featuring our lights. Here is a little tour …
We were approached about making a large Hartcliff chandelier for the parish church of St Leonards in Monyash, Derbyshire by our customer, Sheenagh Mudford. The chandelier was to be made in memory of her late husband.[ read more... ]
We are very pleased to supply our wrought iron lighting, curtain poles and homeware to many property professionals and have now launched a newsletter especially for them.[ read more... ]
See our blacksmiths at work
We are opening the forge on Friday 14th September as part of Heritage Open Days - you are warmly invited to come and see the blacksmiths at work in the heat of the forge, 2.30pm onwards.
Designer-maker Nigel Tyas has launched a new wall light which directs lighting both upwards and downwards – a win-win for practicality and effect.[ read more... ]
Nigel is all over the Sheffield papers! His image is being used to head up coverage of this year's city-wide Heritage Open Days.[ read more... ]
Creating beautiful and homely interiors involves combining a range of big ideas and little details. Professional designers take every element into account at the outset of ‘blank canvas’ schemes, including the all-important lighting and accessories. That’s why we were really pleased to be considered right from the start of Jane Schindler’s renovation of her 18th century barn conversion.[ read more... ]
Due to popular customer demand, we are now selling a range of wrought iron door and window fittings to complement our lighting, curtain poles and other handmade ironwork.[ read more... ]
The lovely, long days of summer are upon us and we are busy developing new products as well as new ways of buying our products. We're delighted to launch our 'Curtain Pole Packs' - a quicker way to order our handmade wrought iron poles. For all our latest product news from the forge, read our newsletter here[ read more... ]
I love to get a job which gives me a good excuse to visit a fine old English pub and sup a glass of ale. Supplying the Packhorse pub in the village of South Stoke near Bath with a collection of wrought iron lighting was just one of those special jobs.
It also turned out to be one of the most inspiring community projects that I have had the pleasure to work on ...
There is now a simpler, quicker way to buy a traditional, handmade Nigel Tyas curtain pole – we’d like to introduce the . . .
Nigel Tyas Ironwork Curtain Pole Pack
Buy everything you need in one complete package!
This short video shows David adding our wax finish to a 3-light Midhope chandelier.[ read more... ]
We're very much enjoying 2018 so far, not least because it's our 18th birthday year and to celebrate we are doing what we like to do best, creating lots of new wrought iron products for your home.[ read more... ]
Our Maythorne pendant light was picked out by Yorkshire Post interiors editor Sharon Dale as her pick of the week for unique hand-crafted style.[ read more... ]
Nigel and I established Nigel Tyas Ironwork in the year 2000 and it has a significant birthday this year. We thought we’d celebrate our first 18 years as a rural craft business by highlighting ten products which tell you a little bit about our story so far. The 18th birthday collection picks out designs and innovations from those early days to present day. Enjoy![ read more... ]
Thanks to Period Living magazine for featuring our Bretton pendant at the centre of an informative article about choosing the right lighting for your home.[ read more... ]
Sometimes we feel you just can’t get enough of a good thing.
Our Bretton and Maythorne pendant lights have been two of our most popular designs over the last couple of years and we have loved making them. So now we’ve decided to take these striking and distinctive shapes over to another product – spotlights.
We are very pleased to introduce you to our unique new design of wall light – the Mickleden.
This is our third collaboration with accomplished potter Sarah Jones-Morris and we hope you’ll agree it is an attractive combination of wrought iron and ceramic craftsmanship.
More blacksmithing action from the forge. This short video shows Andrew hand forging a Shepherd's Crook curtain pole finial.[ read more... ]
When ‘Living North Magazine’ wanted to write a feature about talented designer-makers based in Yorkshire, we were delighted that they gave Nigel a call.[ read more... ]
Blacksmiths have always decorated their work for others to enjoy and for their own satisfaction too - to demonstrate their skill in working hot metal into intricate designs.[ read more... ]
It’s so lovely to see our chandeliers hanging in customers’ homes and we were particularly thrilled to see these two hanging from distinctive brick ceilings in a light and spacious Portuguese villa.[ read more... ]
November 23rd is St Clement’s Day when we remember the patron saint of blacksmiths and take a moment to celebrate our ancient craft. We performed the traditional ceremony of ‘Firing the Anvil’ to mark the occasion at the forge this year. Here Nigel explains what this is all about, and talks about ‘Old Clem’, and the folklore behind our trade.[ read more... ]
Churches, ancient and modern, are often treasure troves of architecture, design and artisan craft. Here, Elizabeth Stocker celebrates Nigel Tyas Ironwork’s association with the National Churches Trust, which aims to promote the up-keep and appreciation of the nation’s churches.[ read more... ]
Over the years we have built our reputation on a personal and friendly customer service and now have many repeat customers or personally recommended customers.[ read more... ]
A chandelier which would be the perfect partner for a beautiful modern staircase wasn’t a tall order for Nigel Tyas Ironwork. Find out how a Yorkshire couple chose our lights to finish off their handsome farmhouse extension.[ read more... ]
We are proud to be based in Yorkshire and can’t really think of a better place to manufacture our ironwork products and grow our business. We were therefore very pleased to be featured as a case study on the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub website.[ read more... ]
When Sheenagh Mudford wanted to give something to her village church in memory of her late husband, Richard, we were honoured that she chose a Nigel Tyas chandelier.[ read more... ]
We had a special guest in the workshop recently when BBC Radio Sheffield presenter Paulette Edwards called in to get some hands-on experience as a blacksmith![ read more... ]
I am delighted to announce that we have added a new pendant light to our range of handmade wrought iron lighting.[ read more... ]
Here at Nigel Tyas we extol the virtues of LED lighting – it’s bright, attractive, energy-efficient and money saving. LED bulbs offer a wide choice in terms of the type of light they generate – soft, warm, bright, strong – and they are often designed to look good themselves with interesting shapes and retro-design filaments.[ read more... ]
A team of Barnsley blacksmiths has delivered the largest chandelier it has ever made to an historic wedding venue in Northamptonshire.[ read more... ]
Yorkshire blacksmith Nigel Tyas will be exhibiting at Grand Designs Live in London this month.[ read more... ]
Eagle Brae log cabins are set in the spectacular Highlands countryside and offer a beautiful get-away for holidaymakers seeking a retreat from busy modern life.[ read more... ]
Yorkshire ironworker Nigel Tyas will be exhibiting at one of the country’s biggest trade shows later this month.[ read more... ]
A creative collaboration between a blacksmith and a potter has led to the launch of a new product range combining their traditional crafts.[ read more... ]
A young blacksmith apprentice has taken the lead on his first manufacturing project launching a brand new product for his employer.[ read more... ]
A traditional craft business which uses artisan tools and techniques dating back thousands of years has launched its own online shop.[ read more... ]
Elizabeth works very hard helping to run Nigel Tyas Ironwork, but it has to be admitted that she is prone to sneaking out of the office and coming to work with me at Rose Cottage instead – where she designs most of the inscriptions on my sculptures. Here is her work on the Thurlstone War memorial in 2013:[ read more... ]
2014 was a sad year for us at Bullhouse Mill. A year ago today, Andre Werra, the best man at our wedding in 2002, died of a brain tumour, leaving his partner Sue, his sons Andrew and Leon, daughter-in-law Kate and granddaughter Eloise. Andre was a fine blacksmith and joined us as our foreman in 2008. He is sorely missed here.[ read more... ]
Here in the south Pennines we have a long and proud tradition of metalworking and it was this great heritage that led us to set up our forge at Bullhouse where we knew we could find people with the skills to grow the business. There have been a number of watermills on the Upper Don, and the mill at Bullhouse is one of the oldest, first recorded around 1435 AD.[ read more... ]
Nigel was very happy to talk Guardian readers through this process! Read this article by journalist Jon Henley for an insight into Nigel’s skill as a creative blacksmith.[ read more... ]