About us

Artistic Ironwork is a modern forge and studio owned by designer and blacksmith Chris Moore. As one of the few companies in New Zealand producing genuinely hand-forged metalwork, we are highly regarded for the design and craftsmanship of our work. 

Our experience and expertise enables us to offer a diverse range of products and services, including bespoke architectural work, unique interior pieces, professional restoration and sculpture production.

We have worked extensively with various public and private clients and our studio is fully equipped to undertake both large and small-scale projects fabricated in steel, stainless steel, corten steel, wrought iron, copper and bronze.


Chris Moore

Chris has over 15 years experience with metalwork. Starting in general engineering and furniture making, he later developed a passion for forge work and moved to the United Kingdom where he trained in traditional blacksmithing with some of the country's top ironwork restoration companies and artist blacksmiths while working with these companies Chris was involved in the design and manufacture of ironwork for a number of well known places throughout the United Kingdom including Buckingham Palace, the Ritz Hotel and St Paul's cathedral in London. After returning to New Zealand in 2004 he established Artistic Ironwork.

Chris is also a sculptor and painter and exhibits his work frequently throughout the country. You can view his work at: www.chrismoore.net.nz



Takeshi Miyoshi

Takeshi also has over 15 years experience with metalwork, training with metalworkers in Germany and Japan before setting up his own blacksmithing business in Nagano Japan which he ran for 10 years before coming to New Zealand in 2012 with his wife and two children.