Elspeth Bennie is a Scottish award-winning artist and blacksmith based within the beautiful Stirlingshire countryside, a short distance from Loch Lomond.
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The artist and her blacksmithing techniques embrace the traditional forge, but also integrate new techniques such as plasma and laser cutting, to allow a breadth and depth of artistic expression.
Elspeth offers a practical product, but one with high aesthetic values, that is unique and designed specifically to compliment and enhance a space.
Elspeth Bennie takes on commissions after discussions with the client to ensure that every sculpture and artwork is both beautiful and practical for their needs.
Elspeth undertakes a wide variety of sculpture, public art and domestic and architectural metalwork. Most of the work is bespoke, creating pieces specifically for the client. As an artist, her design led approach means than the piece can be integrated well with its finished surroundings at both an aesthetic and functional level.
Sculpture is Elspeth Bennie’s particular joy, and she relishes the challenge that designing a bespoke sculpture offers. While the sculpture must meets the brief of the client, it must also be inspired and a thing of beauty to enhance the space it is designed to inhabit.
The public commission for the heron in Dunblane was one recent work (the project won the Sustrans Community Links Award for 2016) and other commissioned public work is in-situ within schools and public spaces.
However, not all the metalwork undertaken is sculpture, and Elspeth enjoys working with home and business owners to create bespoke forged interior or exterior designs.
Bespoke metalwork gives an individuality to a home unachievable with off the shelf products. Whether it is getting something made to measure to fit an awkward space or commissioning a piece of work that reflects your own personality and style Elspeth can work with you to achieve it. Balustrading, curtain rails, candlesticks, furniture, handrails, handles, door pulls and are some of the many items that can be produced.
Whether it is a complex architectural feature, or gates and railings to add character to you property, there is no end to the possibilites when art and blacksmithing come together.