About Chris Murphy and

Blue Temper Ironworks was founded by Chris Murphy in 1997.

After completing a blacksmithing course, and with a head full of ideas, the Blue Temper workshop was set up at Somerton Park.

The distinctive blue workshop stood out on Byre Avenue, and the curved steel gates opened to reveal the glow of the coke forge, and the rhythmic sound of hammer and anvil beating life into hot steel.

In 2005 Chris and his wife Tan bought an old cottage on an acre of land at Middleton.

The blue workshop was rebuilt, in it's more spacious surroundings, and now the curved steel gates open to reveal a yard of sculptures and fire bowls. Plus, a showroom full of ideas for your home or garden.

Over the years Chris has earnt a reputation for creating quality, handmade ironwork that is built to last.

Blue Temper have a range of indoor and outdoor ironwork, which customers can buy direct from the showroom. Or if it's custom ironwork you're after, you can choose from many designs, or work together with Chris to design that individual piece that sits perfectly in your surrounds.

Whether it's a piece of furniture for indoors or out, a decorative screen for that bare wall, a gate or security door with a difference, a sculpture or fire to finish off your outdoor entertaining area ... or anything else you can dream up, Blue Temper can make that idea a reality.

Visit the showroom on Sundays from 11 till 5pm, or make an appointment to discuss your ideas and turn them into ironwork that will last lifetimes.

Antiques of the future!

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