Forging metal is the only way to make some shapes. When you heat metal up it softens. This quality enables you to make some stunning shapes. Twists, bends, textures and tapers can’t really be done any other way which is why I fell in love with it in the first place. If you’re thinking of scrolls and flowers, then think again. This ancient technique has been brought right up to date in the last thirty years and is now used to make some gorgeous artwork and some amazing innovative design. Its hard work but a lot of fun.