As an artist blacksmith, I have learnt to design from all types of styles and visual sources, this enables me to design a unique piece to suit a client's taste, location and specifications.

Please contact Alex Smith on 07793679788 or e-mail- for any inquiries regarding a unique commission.

Honda Arch, Nr Bognor Regis, West Sussex.

This arch is a memorial to Maurice who died in 2017. He loved his Honda Legend, so his wife asked me to take parts of the car off and place them onto an archway in memory of her much-loved husband.

Memorial sculptures, archways, metal grave heads, benches and any other item... can be designed to incorporate some of the loved one's things. They can also have a plaque or something stamped into the metal as a reference to them.

If you would like something made to remember a loved one, then please get in touch and we can discuss what might be appropriate.

Below is a photo of the parts the client wanted to be included in the Honda arch.

Honda Bits Side Angle Small


Midhurst gate.

This gate is placed next to the South Downs centre in Midhurst. The hills reflect the South Downs. The tudor house, near the lock, reflects Midhurst, the Eel and Roach reflect the river Rother and the criss crossing curves of the clouds, hills and river reflect the criss crossing pattern in the South Downs National Park logo.

Midhurst Gate 200mm

And a close up of the eel.

Eel 200mm


Hunston, West Sussex.

The project below is a Public art project in Hunston, near Chichester, West Sussex.

After being approached by the council I designed two panels that, I felt, reflected Hunstons character.

Wheat With Sun Small

The picture above reflects the wheat that is produced in Hunston, the canal and Chichester cathedral.

The Picture below reflects above and below the canal, which is teaming with wildlife, including the Perch, newt, Lily's and reeds that are within this panel.

Lily Panel Small


Juliet Balcony, Nr Arundel, West Sussex.

This Juliet Balcony has been designed/made by Chalk Pit Forge to incorporate arts and crafts and art deco styles fused into one. It has been made using traditional techniques such as mortise and tenon joints going through punched holes so the bars swell around each of the joins. The amber glass, which is inserted into the split metal arts and crafts pear shapes, has been used to make use of the light entering the room on the inside. The copper panels are used to enhance the art deco style as well as adding a contrast to the black finish on the mild steel. The finish is a matt black, but many colours are available.

Balcony Key 072 2nd

Work can be made using the traditional joining methods above, which add a nice touch to the smaller details or it can be ARC/MIG welded together or a combination of both; whichever works best for the design and client's taste.


Pine Tree and Bull rush gate, nr Arundel, West Sussex.

The Pine tree and bull rushes gate was made for a client in West Sussex using techniques such as arc welding, laser cutting, hot punching, forging and bending.

The design uses inspiration from the location; a pond in the garden and a pine forest at the front of the property. The other criteria was something spiky to make it hard for intruders.

Gate Back Small


Wild Railing, nr Arundel, West Sussex.

The railing below was made for a bridge that crosses a stream in West Sussex. The design criteria was to be inspired from nature, free flowing, sculptural and artistic.

The mild steel has been forged, split, bent and arc welded. It has been left to rust and then finished with linseed oil every year.

Wild Railing 3