Weekend Passions: the secret lives of everyday folk

Steve Hughes, the owner and photographer in chief at Retina Photography specialises in business editorial and promotional portraits.

His site also includes a personal project area. ‘Weekend Passions’ is what keeps me sane and shooting what I love to photograph most; people. It never ceases to amaze me the ‘secret lives’ that people lead. For some, their hobbies are their private world; for others it’s a shared experience.

His photograph montage of Little Duck Forge can be seen here.



Little Duck Forge – Lucille Scott

1 Lucille Scott
Little Duck Forge, Eastney Beam Engine House, Southsea, PO4 9JF
Artistry in Iron – Hand forged pieces for the home and garden. Blacksmithing workshops available throughout the year. See my website for details on taster classes being held in collaboration with other local studios.
Tel : 07880 724699
E: lucillescott@littleduckforge.co.uk
Web: www.littleduckforge.co.uk
Open From: 10.00am to 5.00pm

Hot Benching Copper Leaf

Just had a fun day with Jenny hot benching in the forge. She works in copper and produces these wonderful looking leaves for the garden. She came along to use the forge heat and tools, and we look forward to seeing her soon.

South Downs Wood Fair

Little Duck Forge was at the South Downs Wood Fair with the mobile forge. We met some very nice people and were pleased to receive the pictures and comments from Peter below. There were some other Blacksmiths and it was great to see their traveling forges and demonstrations.

Hello Lucille

Just had to say another great big thanks to you for toiling in the baking sunshine (As in picture) to make a leaf key ring for me.
It will always remind me of a happy time spent at the Little Duck Forge with the first Lady Smith that I have ever met.

Have looked at the L D Forge website and was impressed.

Best wishes,


Variations from Blendworth Band

    • Queen Elizabeth Country Park
    • Friday 26 Jul 2013 to Sunday 08 Sep 2013

Christine Coltman and Lucille Scott are members of the Blendworth Brass Band.

Christine Coltman is a tenor horn player with the band, her other hobby is painting. Christine likes to try and capture the feeling of light and paints in a loose style producing atmospheric pictures of the local area. She mainly paints in watercolour & pastels.

Lucille Scott as well as playing trombone is a talented blacksmith based in Portsmouth. Having always enjoyed traditional crafts Lucille works with many other materials combining them into three dimensional exquisite pieces. Her current passion is combining the amazing colours of felted wool with the strength of form provided by metals.

Little Duck Forge

Little Duck Forge
Artistry in Iron. Quality hand forged items for the home and garden. Blacksmith workshop days.
Website: www.littleduckforge.co.uk

Little Duck Forge specialises in contemporary ironwork using a combination of traditional and modern forge work techniques to create unique hand crafted metalwork. Lucille Scott is a designer blacksmith, her main tools are the hammer and the anvil.

Little Duck Forge produces a range of hand forged items for the House and Garden including Fireside tools, Garden sculptures and outdoor cooking accessories. Lucille is also working with a number of local Glass artists to produce wonderful garden artworks combining the traditional strength of forged metal with the light catching effects of coloured fused glass. Most work is done to commission and Lucille is always happy to discuss any projects or ideas.

If you would like to have a bash at being a Blacksmith in the forge at Eastney, Lucille runs regular workshops throughout the year. This is an opportunity to experience for yourself (or as a gift to that special someone) the joy of working with hot metal to transform it into an item with a life of its own. The day is tailored to your skills giving you a chance to make something that you will be proud to take home.

Lucille will be demonstrating at her stand using the mobile Little Duck Forge.

Mobile Little Duck Forge

Look out for the Mobile Little Duck Forge at a number of events this summer. Hopefully they will be warmer than the one where this photograph was taken and the Sheepskin jacket is not needed.

Mobile Little Duck Forge

Mobile Little Duck Forge

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