O&Co Blacksmith was founded and run by Oliver Boyett. He is a true craftsman who relishes working in many mediums, although he is best known for working with hot forged steel. He has an eye for exotic products combining them with cutting-edge design and construction techniques that reach back through time. Oliver strives to keep the old blacksmithing methods alive, sympathetically combining them with modern time and labour-saving techniques, gently crafting together a wide array of skills to form beautiful, well-loved pieces for today's world.
"It's easy to design things to be cut and welded together with no love, but designing something that takes its beauty from the way it's put together is truly art”
Oliver trained at Hereford College of Technology, finishing in 2003. Excepted to be Britain's flagship Blacksmithing course. Additionally, he took up a five-year apprenticeship with Master Blacksmith Don Barker, a fellow of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths and silver medal holder. Having finished his training, Oliver migrated around the UK, working with many blacksmiths and artistic metalworkers. During this time, having the pleasure of working on high-profile projects, including the Palace of Westminster and ironwork for a prize winning garden at The Chelsea Flower Show. Oliver has recently worked overseas with highly skilled smiths and artistic fabricators in Australia and South Africa.
As well as working for skilled smiths across many continents on long and short term contracts, Oliver has also founded O&Co Blacksmiths, an artistic metalworking and design company that strives to produce forged and decorative metalwork to the highest of standards. O&Co will always be Oliver's main focus and now with our growing client base, we are able to keep expanding and we're always looking forward to the next big project.