Paul Mikula is a trained artist blacksmith with over twenty years experience in this ancient craft. 

He started a three year apprenticeship with blacksmith Guy Luck doing the restoration of the Cape Town castle and working on private commission.  This is where he started designing and forging his own projects.  Later he served his journeyman-ship in England working at Richard Quinell Ltd of London and with master blacksmith Brian Russell, arguably Britain's leading artist Blacksmith and metal designer.

On returning to South Africa Paul established his forge in Hekpoort (one hour from Johannesburg and Pretoria).  Paul faithfully follows classic blacksmithing techniques (punching, splitting, riveting, wrapping and fire welding) which reflect the skill of a true artist craftsman who offers a no compromise product and results in an artwork of superior quality, durability and beauty!

Our Blacksmiths forge is conveniently situated from:

Johannesburg - 1 hour

Pretoria - 1 hour

Hartbeespoort - 15 min


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