Will Maguire

Accredited Professional Member


Will Maguire is a blacksmith who combines deep knowledge of craft with experimental design methodology to bring fresh eyes to a deeply industrial and masculinised medium. His works span the practical and the sculptural with an eye for form, shadow, surface texture and weight.

Since completing his trade Will travelled extensively as a journeyman before settling in the Hunter Valley. He has exhibited widely in Australia, including Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi; and internationally in UK and USA. His work has been acquired by The University of Newcastle and the public collections of ACT, Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Singleton, Cessnock and Langemark-Poelkapelle (Belgium).


Above image: Contray man (small), 2017, 50 x 100 x 50cm variable, forged steel, W Maguire photo.
Cover image: Ironbark construction 2, 2019, 36 x 58 x 23cm, ironbark, steel, W Maguire photo.