BFBA

British Farriers & Blacksmiths Association

WCB Tonypandy Award

The Tonypandy may be awarded annually for a piece which is considered to be an outstanding example of the skill of a blacksmith or blacksmiths.

The Company welcomes suggestions from any source for work which meets the criteria of 'outstanding'.

A special panel assesses the nominated pieces. We would welcome applications from British blacksmiths. All work should be in the UK or Northern Ireland. Work should preferably be accessible to the general public.

Modern and traditional techniques are equally acceptable. Work in any metal and heat process is acceptable. The age of the piece should not exceed five years from completion. 

Nominations incorporating as much information as possible on the submission should be sent to the Chair of the Tonypandy Committee (details below) along with a digital portfolio of past commissions. 

This year the initial assessment will be by looking at good, high quality digital photos that show the piece overall and in detail, as the committee will be meeting online. All shortlisted submissions will still be visited and assessed on site as usual.

Please email using WeTransfer to the email address below, or by posting a memory stick to: Sally Clark, Wildfields Farm, Wood Street Village, Guildford, Surrey GU3 3BP

If you have any questions please contact me: 01483 235244 sally@artsmith.co.uk 

The application deadline for the 2021 award is 31st December 2020