About Us

At Manuka Forge, Artist Blacksmith John Monteath, a top artist and expert in his field, has created bespoke architectural ironwork since 1996. Using the highest level of craftsmanship and emphasizing attention to detail, he designs individual, highly customized, hand crafted wrought iron pieces using an ancient tradition to create exclusive works of art for your home.

Blacksmithing techniques such as hot forging, chasing and repoussè and traditional joinery, using a variety of metals including steel, copper, and bronze, are emphasized to personalize and sculpt balustrades, juliet balconies, fireplace screens, wrought iron railings, high end furniture, custom light fixtures, and sculpture. Every piece is creatively and uniquely crafted to match the design style of each of our discerning customers.

“Hot forging, working the metal, directing the movement and capturing the moment, liberating the inherent biotic nature of the seemingly inert steel… this is my art.”