Denise Axelsen Artisan Blacksmith Townsville


Quality handcrafted custom designs, by an award winning female blacksmith.


Denise is an award-winning blacksmith. Born and educated in England, she now enjoys the warmer weather of Townsville, North Queensland.

With over a decade of experience forging metal, Denise makes small functional and custom pieces as well as stunning sculptural works. She was the first female to win the UK Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths ‘Champion Blacksmith’ in 2004.

“Inspired by the beauty and lines found in nature my vision is to use traditional blacksmithing techniques to create practical, yet beautiful pieces that can be used in the home and enjoyed on a regular basis.

I love the thrill of working with hot steel, the heat of the fire, the sounds of the hammer on the metal and the ability to take something so hard and rigid and create something so beautiful”

There is a fine craftsmanship to Denise’s work that shines through in the superb detailing, beautiful flowing curves and the high quality and durability of the finished product. Whether working alone or collaborating with other artisans and craftsmen, Denise delivers a product that can be treasured for life.

Each piece is individually designed and forged in her workshop, calling on her experience, workmanship and commitment to quality.

Denise delivers bespoke artistic metalwork to suit various requirements in the home and garden. She sells her wares at local markets and trade shows, but can also offer commissioned pieces.

Passionate about this ancient and every changing art form, Denise is also dedicated to continuing the tradition of passing on knowledge. Get in touch with her if you are interested in tuition and training.

If you are looking for a perfect design, traditionally crafted by Townsville’s leading blacksmith, contact Denise for pricing and information. You can also follow her Facebook to keep up to date with her news and see her latest projects.

Denise Axelsen Artisan Blacksmith Townsville

Quality handcrafted custom designs, by an award winning female blacksmith.

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