Welcome to Verdigris, a modern forge and creative metalworking studio based in near Wimborne Minster in Dorset and run by contemporary artist blacksmith David Hyde. It has established a reputation for producing bespoke, artistic and innovative metalwork by blending exciting design, exquisite craftsmanship and subtle detailing. A variety of work is made, varying in size from smaller sculptural pieces through to larger architectural commissions such as gates and railings. Styles and designs range from understated, modern and geometric through to flowing Art Nouveau influenced work.
Much of our metalwork is made from steel (often referred to as wrought iron) but a variety of metals are used including, copper, bronze and stainless steel. All our work is bespoke and handmade, and we pay particular attention to the joinery used. This is reflected in the finish, individuality, texture and attention to detail of the high quality metalwork we produce.
Commissions of all scale are designed and made for both domestic and commercial customers. We also regularly work with architects and interior designers to produce a wide range of contemporary metalwork. Whilst this can be installed throughout the UK we, have previously fitted work in France and Spain and will fit elsewhere in Europe. We have also shipped work of all scale to the USA.
A selected portfolio of previous commissions is shown on this site. If you don't see exactly what you are looking for, or would like to have something specially made, please contact Verdigris. Commissions and enquiries of any scale and nature are always welcome.