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Iron Vein

Designer-made steel sculpture

Beautiful and durable sculpture for the garden and other living spaces

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Images of past work, to give a greater idea of what is possible.
These pieces cannot be bought off-the-peg, but can be the starting point for a dialogue regarding possible commissions.
Please contact us with your requirements.

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Vouchers are available to meet your needs, whatever the occasion.
Let us know the message and how much you would like to give, and we will create a gift voucher to that value with a unique code, redeemable against off-the-peg or bespoke work, whatever the recipient desires. The voucher will be emailed to you for you to print at your convenience.
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T: 01938 850 380


About Iron Vein -
people :: process :: products

Victoria Govan and Richard Warner graduated BA (hons) from Dartington College of the Arts near Totnes in Devon in 1994. They relocated to rural Mid Wales and have been sculpting steel there ever since.

They make every aspect of their work themselves by hand in their workshop; cutting, shaping, forging, hammering, fabricating, and finishing.

Interior pieces are then lacquered. Exterior pieces are taken to an industrial plant to be hot-dip zinc galvanized, a process that seals out the weather and gives every piece a unique finish.

The pieces are then hand fettled, and etched if required, before being packaged and sent out by courier to all parts of the UK, Europe and beyond.

In the past they have designed and made work for private and corporate clients and garden designers, including providing work for show gardens at Chelsea, Hampton Court and Tatton Park.  

Although still accepting commissions, their work has resolved itself over the years, by popular demand, into a range of smaller scale zero-maintenance garden sculpture and interior pieces inspired by the flora and fauna they know and love.

Delivery to straightforward UK addresses is free, for anywhere else please feel free to ask for a delivery quote.

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Iron Vein Steel Sculpture is the result of the collaboration between designer makers Victoria Govan and Richard Warner.

After graduating from Dartington College of the Arts in 1994 they set up their workshop near Welshpool in 1995.

Their point of origin was cutting and welding reclaimed steel which they felt had an intrinsic beauty and value which went beyond its mere industrial function, and had been discarded thoughtlessly at great ecological expense.

What they have since come to understand is that steel is in fact one of the most sustainable materials it is possible to use, and they have developed their practice and grown their technical skill set to include traditional blacksmithing at one extreme, and state-of-the-art computer programming, for laser and water cut design work, at the other.

They create beautiful sculptural work for inside and out; stylish and contemporary, but simplistic and thoughtful.

Pieces exclusively for exterior siting are hot dip zinc galvanised to make them impermeable to the weather. The zinc chemically reacts with the steel to create a surface the elements can't penetrate.

Whatever the space you are furnishing - be it an entire landscape, the terrazzo of your latest property or the cubby hole by the fire - Iron Vein can provide you with what you want.

About their organiform garden sculptures Richard said:

“We like to create beautiful pieces that don’t need any maintenance and can instantly transform an area of garden with architectural elegance.

Plus most of the pieces can easily be moved around the garden as the season progresses and the natural flowering ebbs and flows, and they look great with foliage and as supports.”

Of course you don’t need any particular ‘type’ of garden for this kind of sculpture: they can be slotted into holes drilled in hard landscaping such as decking, stone or wood, or simply popped into a planter!

“Quite a few clients have opted to commission wooden plinths from us as well so they can have the sculptures indoors – and they do look fabulous if you have the space!”

Rain or shine, summer or winter, indoors or out, a piece of Iron Vein sculpture provides a beautiful and long lasting visual presence.

Thank you for taking the time to look at this site, and I hope Iron Vein can be of assistance to you.