Artisan 16mm Wrought Iron Curtain Pole Ball and Spear

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Artisan Curtain Poles

The curtain poles in the Artisan collection are handmade solid wrought iron poles.  They have a timeless appeal and are perfect for a country home or to complement an industrial style.  The curtain poles are available in a 12mm and 16mm diameter.  Double and bay window curtain poles are also available in this range along with a range of portiere rods that are used for door curtains.

Please note the pole length excludes the finials.

Curtain Pole Contents

This 16mm metal wrought iron curtain pole is supplied with finials, brackets and 10 rings per metre as standard. Ball and Spear style finials are supplied with this pole.  Poles 200cm and above are supplied in 2 pieces with 3 brackets. Extra rings are available to order separately along with extra brackets, recess brackets and holdbacks (available in 2 sizes).  Extended brackets and horizontal style brackets are also available.  Please note these do need to be purchased in addition to the pole set.  Please see accessories below.  Please note the 16mm rings are used on the 12mm and 16mm poles.

Curtain Inspiration and Advice!

If you are also looking for some new curtains for your curtain pole click here to view our range of Readymade Pencil Pleat curtains.  For bespoke, made to measure curtains view our range of fabrics from leading fabric houses that can be made up into beautiful curtains with a variety of curtain heading and lining options.  Read our blog posts on our hand made curtains and roman blind service and ways to shop curtains with The Home Of Interiors.  

Readymade eyelet curtains come with a 40mm eyelet and are best suited to poles with a larger diameter.  If you would like readymade eyelet curtains we would recommend the Cameron Fuller 32mm range of metal curtain poles that are available in a matt black finish.  As part of our made to measure curtain making service, we offer the option of a 25mm eyelet which would be more suited to the slim diameter of the Artisan curtain poles.

The Artisan range complements our Country Charm and Floral Romantic trends.  Please view our trend guides for inspiration and ideas.

Curtains shown in images above:

Laura Ashley Stephanie Steel curtains

Laura Ashley Josette curtains

Laura Ashley Wisteria curtains

Laura Ashely Pussy Willow curtains


Max Length: 300cm

Pole length information: please note the pole length excludes the finials.

Poles 200cm and above are supplied in 2 pieces with 3 brackets.

Contents: these curtain poles are supplied with poles, brackets, rings, 2 finials and all the fittings required to install the poles.

  • These poles can be cut to size with a junior hacksaw.
  • These poles cannot be bent by hand.
  • These poles are suitable for heavyweight curtains 11kg +
  • If you have a bay window requirement please see our Artisan bay window curtain poles.
  • Next working day delivery.

The Artisan curtain poles are available in a 12mm and 16mm diameter.  Double and bay window curtain poles are also available in this range along with a range of portiere rods that are used for door curtains.

Finial Style: Ball and Spear
Finial Length: 252mm
Finial Height: 31mm

Bracket Text: standard brackets are supplied with this curtain pole. Poles 200cm and above come in 2 pieces with a 3rd bracket for the centre of the pole.

Minimum Bracket Projection: 81mm
Maximum Bracket Projection: 81mm
Bracket Height: 90mm
Bracket fixing type: Wall fix

Ring Text: 10 rings per metre are supplied with this curtain pole as standard. Extra rings can be purchased separately. Please see accessories below.

Pole LengthNumber of Rings
*Please note this is standard information and not all poles are available in all lengths

These curtain poles are ideal for pencil pleat, double or triple pinch pleat curtains or made to measure eyelet curtains with a 25mm eyelet.  Tab top, tie and channel top curtains are also suitable and work well with the slim pole.  Rings are not required with tab top, tie, channel or eyelet style curtains.  Unfortunately we are unable to take the rings out of the Artisan pole sets so please dispose of the rings if they are not required.

You will however need the rings if you opt for a pencil pleat or pinch pleat curtain heading style.

Shop our readymade pencil pleat curtains.  Our range includes iconic, heritage prints, as well as some beautiful new designs from Laura Ashley.

Made to Measure Curtains:

You may prefer made to measure curtains for your curtain pole.  Shop our range of fabrics that can be made into beautiful hand finished curtains to fit your requirements.  Interlined double or triple pinch pleat curtains in a beautiful fabric will create a stunning window dressing for a truly stylish look.

Read our blog post for more information on how to shop curtains with The Home Of Interiors and on our made to measure hand made curtain making service.

Measuring Guide for a Curtain Pole:

Decide where the pole is to be positioned.  This is usually above the window with the pole extending either side beyond the window.

Step 1: Measure the width of your window.

how to measure for a curtain pole

Step 2: The chart below provides guidance for making an allowance either side of your window for your curtain stack (shown as ‘B’ on the diagram above).  This is particularly important if you want the curtains to clear the glazing when open.  Please note the curtain heading, fabric thickness and lining specification will affect the width of the stack back.  How much you would like the curtains to clear the window is down to personal preference.  The chart below is however a good guide.

Step 3: Add the width of your window onto the B measurement (x2 for a pair of curtains) to give you a finished pole length (A).

Measuring Guide for a Curtain Pole and Curtain Track
Please note this is just a guide so we recommend choosing the pole length available within your preferred curtain pole range that best suits your requirements.  All poles can be cut to size with a junior hacksaw.  We offer a cut to size service on some curtain pole ranges.
Please read our measuring guide blog post for further information.

Please click here for the fitting instructions for the Artisan poles.

We offer free delivery on all Paint and Little Greene Wallpaper orders.

For most other purchases, we offer free delivery on all orders over £97.50.  There is a £7.95 delivery charge on orders under this value.  Please refer to our delivery Ts and Cs for a full breakdown of our delivery charges.

For Blindspace products delivery charges are provided at checkout.


The leadtimes vary depending on the product ordered.  Please refer to the Leadtime on the product specification tab for information on the particular product you are looking at.  If the product is available on  a ’Next working day’ service this applies to all orders received up to 6pm.  Please note there is a 4pm cut off for any Jones products.  Any orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on the Monday for delivery to you on the Tuesday.

Please note the next working day service is subject to stock availability.  If there are any stock shortages we will notify you immediately and work with you to find a suitable solution to meet your requirements. If you don’t want delivery the next day please call us on 01590 615775 to place your order over the phone and we and we can set up delivery for your nominated day.

Whilst we will endeavour to fulfil our delivery promises once the goods leave our warehouse we do rely on 3rd parties to fulfil their obligations.  We therefore recommend that a fitter isn’t booked until the goods are safely in your hands and have been checked for damage and any missing items.  We cannot be held responsible for any fitter cancellations.

We hope that you are delighted with your purchase.  We do recommend paint sample pots, wallpaper and fabric swatches are ordered prior to ordering the full sized items.  We can also send out ring samples, colour toggles or off cuts of curtain poles / tracks to ensure the colour is right before you commit to order.  Please email to request a sample.  Please note made to order / measure / cut to size products cannot be returned or exchanged unless faulty.  Please also note that we cannot accept returns on any paint orders as they are mixed to order.

For any standard products not listed above, in the event that you would like to return your goods we accept returns within 30 days of delivery.

There is an £20 collection charge to return curtain pole or curtain track orders. We appreciate this is a lot of money but this is what our couriers charge us. Curtain poles and tracks are classified as ‘oversized’ items and so they incur a premium for handling long parcels.

If you would like to return curtain pole accessories or curtain track spare parts these can be returned by Royal Mail or a carrier of your choice.  Please return smaller items to: The Home Of Interiors, 19 Brookley Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7RR.

To return and obtain a refund (excluding delivery costs) please email us at or give us a call us on 01590 615775. We will then contact you to organise the collection / return. Failure to notify us may result in no refund or an additional cost to forward your returned item/s to the correct address.

Any products you return will be at your own cost and the goods must be in the same condition which they were received.  The goods must be in their original packaging.  The goods are your responsibility until they reach us so please make sure any returned items are very well packaged to avoid damage while in transit. Please ensure the returns reference, which will have been emailed to you, is clearly marked on the outside of the parcel.  We recommend you use the outer packaging the goods were delivered in.

If on receipt of the goods we inspect them and conclude that they are not in the same condition they were sent out in we will not be able to provide a refund. We will notify you if this is the case.

The refund, minus the original delivery charge and minus the collection charge, is usually actioned within a week of the items being returned but it can take up to 30 days. The refund will be made back to the account that the original purchase was made from.