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Lovingly made handmade gifts

Gretna is synonymous with elopement and the blacksmith.  Love struck couples would run away to Gretna Green to get married and initially these weddings were held at the Blacksmiths Forge.  The Gables Hotel has commissioned a local blacksmith Stan Pike to make promote the link between romance and the work of the traditional blacksmith.

Stan has an amazing background having worked for KEVIN McCLOUD, THE CONRAN SHOP, HARRODS, LIBERTY and THE TRADE BUYER.

So we are lucky that Stan has agreed to be our resident Blacksmith and has produced some wonderful pieces of work for the Gables Hotel.

Stan being a traditional blacksmith works in a smithy with a forge and anvil, his work is all hand made using the traditional skills of a blacksmith. .  Each piece Stan makes is unique and will be slightly different from the photos you see on this page.

Getting married over the anvil is synonymous with the work of the blacksmith.  He heats up the metal and when at the right temperature he will hot weld two pieces together, this is called forging.  Just as in a marriage which is like the forging together of two people.  This is linked to the tradition of tying of hands over the anvil.

If you would like to order of one these fine pieces prior to or during your stay please contact the hotel and discuss with our events or reception team. 

The Rose in metal or copper   £49.95

Infinity loving Couple  £29.95

Two horseshoe hearts forged together  £29.95

Single heart horseshoe £15.95

Horseshoe heart candle holder  £21.95

Rams Head   £34.95

 

His work has been commissioned by and can be seen across the country.  Here is an example of the commissions  locations of his work

 

ANTHONY NIXON FURNITURE

ARKITEKTURA NEW YORK

BEAMISH MUSEUM

BRAM DEGELING HOLLAND

ST.BEDES MUSEUM

BRITISH AIRWAYS

CLIVEDEN

CUSSINS HOMES

CASTLEGATE HOUSE GALLERY

DAVIES LONDON

DELCOR

DESCAMPS

DESIGN VILLAGE

DIDO FARRELL INTERIOR DESIGN

EDEN DISTRICT COUNCIL

EDINAMPLE CASTLE

ENGLISH HERITAGE

FORDNAL CASTLE

GRAHAM & GREEN

GALLERY OF FINE ART

HARRODS

JANE DARBYSHIRE & DAVID KENDALL LIMITED

LIBERTY

LOMAX NISSEN

MORETTI INTERIORS

NORTHUMBERLAND NATIONAL PARKS

NAWORTH CASTLE

NUNNERY WALKS

NATIONAL TRUST

NEWCASTLE BOROUGH COUNCIL

PORTCULLIS

QUEENS HALL

RAFA ROTHBURY

RIVERGREEN DEVELOPMENTS

SAINT PAULS PARISH CENTRE

SHEPHERD HOUSE EDINBURGH

STEPHENSON RAILWAY MUSEUM

THE STENCIL LIBARY

TEBAY HOTEL

TOBY SCHUMMNER PARIS

THEATRE ROYAL

YUILL HOMES  

 

Contact Details

The Gables Hotel
1 Annan Road
Gretna Dumfriesshire
DG16 5DQ
T: +44 (0)1461 338300
F: +44 (0)1461 338626
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