New work from Adrian Wood

Following the departure of Adrian’s bench and Swallows to Grassington, we’ve a new place to sit …

And a new place to put your wine glass …

Not all of Adrian’s work is on our website, which makes a great excuse to visit us in magical Upper Swaledale! … But … if you can’t make it, please feel free to email us at ask@theoldschoolmuker and we can send you details of his other pieces.

The Art of Adrian Wood, Artist Blacksmith

The work of Artist Blacksmith Adrian Wood is forged from a mix of metal, music, nature and emotion, with the shapes evolving as the music plays and the hammer falls …

Spring Days | Adrian Wood

Spring Days Detail | Adrian Wood

The end products are unique sculptures, sometimes abstract, sometimes expressionistic,   full of movement, feeling and balance, and embedded with a deeper meaning …

Three of Us | Adrian Wood

Now, as the swallows have returned to Swaledale, we have the opportunity to show some of Adrian’s larger sculptural work in The Old School Garden, along with the smaller work already in our gallery.

Detail from Spring Days | Adrian Wood

Adrian Wood, Artist Blacksmith

Adrian Wood, Artist Blacksmith, Exhibition Sketches

Back in 2017 we were pleased to discover the work of Adrian Wood and introduce it into the gallery … and visiting Adrian’s forge we got to see some of his larger sculptural work, altogether on a different scale.


Wind on to 2018 and this summer we’re looking forward to hosting some of Adrian’s larger sculptures in the Old School Garden.20180418_123635-1

If Adrian’s sketches are anything to go by, with themes of swifts and wild flowers synonymous with Swaledale summers, our garden will be home to some stunning and unique artwork, that perfectly reflects our surroundings in Muker.

Watch this space for updates!


Adrian Wood, Artist Blacksmith


We’re bowled over to welcome the work of Artist Blacksmith, Adrian Wood, to The Old School.


Adrian is a university graduate with a degree in fine art sculpture from The University of London. A chance visit to a forge gave Adrian his first taste of blacksmithing. He recalls; “From the first moment I hit the hot steel I knew what I wanted to do.”

Adrian’s first job was at a renowned workshop near York where he worked on a number of prestigious projects. After which he worked for Brian Russell, widely regarded as one of the finest blacksmiths in the UK. Brian’s approach and processes to creating bespoke and uniquely designed metalwork had an enormous effect on the designs and processes created by Adrian.

Adrian uses traditional blacksmithing techniques  to create contemporary and innovative designs and works of art, with delicate attention given to the smallest of details, resulting in fine craftsmanship, superb detailing and a substantial build quality that reflects a belief in a lasting beauty and quality.