Paul Ager is an artist blacksmith who studied metalwork and silversmithing in Plymouth and London. He graduated with a BA Hons degree from Plymouth College of Art and Design in 1998.
Paul Ager specialises in architectural metalwork for residential and industrial properties. Over the last 20 years, he has designed, fabricated and installed numerous gates, railings, balustrades, staircases and balconies. Employing traditional blacksmithing techniques and modern laser-cutting Paul can create most styles of residential and industrial metalwork.
Following his graduation, Paul began freelance work for companies in London, building interactive exhibits for various museums and galleries, including the Imperial War Museum in London, Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry and the Cite des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris. He also worked on the international motor-shows, building and installing exhibits for Ford and Jaguar. In 2005 he helped build interactive elements for the flagship store of a major fashion designer in Taipei, Taiwan and in 2007 he was an integral part of the team that built the ‘Blind Light’ installation forming part of an Anthony Gormley exhibition at London’s Hayward Gallery.
Paul now produces bespoke metalwork for a range of clients in the UK and Europe. His work varies from small individual sculptures to large, ornate balustrades for manor houses. When working on a commission he offers an individual service tailored to the needs of the client, from design through to installation.
A perfectionist with an eye for detail, Paul’s work is finished to the highest standard, often combining traditional and contemporary techniques. His work shows consideration for the natural materials he works with and he often prefers the use of natural finishes which bring out the characteristics of the metal.