Blacksmith, Ironworks: Forged fences – forged products

About us


Together as a team, we strive for the best, we want to be the best and we are sure that we are also among the best.

UMETNO KOVAŠTVO Bruno Kalčič s.p.

We are a small company with four employees creating since 1989. It is very hard to compete with competition who uses cheap industrial components. But with fare amount of enthusiasm, handcraft skills, joy and pride we manage it. We make hand forged railings, doors, pavilions, cemetery crosses, furniture, window grids, sculptures,…

Art blacksmithing is a traditional profession with no room for modern machinery. In my shop we stick to that rule as much as possible. We use power hammers for forging bigger pieces of steel. But they would be useless without physical effort and hand skills. All the pieces are finalized by hand, with help of fire, hammer and anvil. They are also assembled in traditional blacksmith way – by riveting.

We forge all the components ourselves and use traditional methods for assembly (riveting,…). All the products that are installed outside are galvanized and painted with special paint, so you can enjoy them for decades without maintenance.

All the products are created using our own ideas and plans. We also cooperate with architects.


Together we are a dream team. We strive for the best, we want to be the best and we are sure that we are also among the best. Visit us on weekdays between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., we will be happy to show you how we know how to work with iron.

Bruno Kalčič

Let me introduce myself first. I am Bruno Kalčič, born in 1967, in the place where iron is said to be at home, in Jesenice. Like most locals, I decided to make a living with iron and in 1986 I trained as a blacksmith. Already as an apprentice, I secretly tried to create some kind of art, but the difference between mechanical and artificial blacksmithing was too great. There are no good products without a good teacher, so after finishing my military service, I started looking for a teacher. Since the local craftsmen jealously hid their knowledge, I luckily found a fantastic blacksmith in Tyrol who continued the 250-year-old house tradition of artificial blacksmithing and was ready to take me on. He taught me a lot, and he also poisoned me with his view of artifice.

Gregor Mandeljc

Finished school for tourism, blacksmith, among others his hobby is forging sculptures

Dušan Kalčič

Finished school for locksmith, blacksmith, in charge for good atmosphere in the workshop.