Olly Gooding

Olly has worked with Ironart since the Spring of 2023. He grew up in Colerne, just outside Bath on his family’s farm. After leaving Beechen Cliff School he started training as a professional nanny, but quickly decided it wasn’t the right path for him. Olly attended a one-day blacksmithing course with Ian Thackray, exploring working on the forge and was instantly hooked.

A chance conversation with a friend led Olly down the road from their farm to the Ironart workshops in Larkhall. He did a two week work experience trial with us and made a really good impression on the team, so he’s here to stay for the foreseeable and we are fast equipping him with hands-on experience and skills.