Big Iron Flower project by Lizzie, I am a self taught artisan blacksmith and I want to move my business in a direction that needs a bit of extra funding which I don't have! I'd like to start producing large iron flowers of various kinds which last forever, in various colours including a rusty looking range so that people can make a statement in their garden connected to nature, rather than obscure sculptures. If I purchase a plasma cutter it will allow me to create this quicker and more easily and in volume so that I can get into garden centres and internationally to sell them. I am keeping a traditional craft going and will be promoting the craft through the project.
The funding would be to purchase the cutter, the air compressor, iron sheets and producing first set of flowers and marketing them. I would like to launch it all at Bowood garden festival on 4th & 5th June in Calne.