After graduating from Hereford College of Arts I set up Chris The Smith in early 2013. I began producing items in a small forge in Worcestershire and started to sell my work at craft fairs around the Midlands.
I was encouraged by the comments people made at the craft fairs and decided to sell my goods through the internet, that was when I discovered Etsy and decided to use it as my online shop.
I began running Blacksmithing Courses from my workshop in late 2014 and I’ve found them to be exceptionally popular among people of all ages.
I joined the Cotswold Craftsmen in 2015 and began exhibiting along side them at larger events like the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.