I get inspired by working at the forge. I love the material, the process and the experimentation that I can do with fire, hammer and anvil. With each project I take the years of experience I have and explore what else I can do with hot iron, always keeping craftsmanship, integrity and a graceful aesthetic as a primary intention.
I have been blacksmithing for over 20 years. I spent my developing years as a smith apprenticing with master smiths and taking classes. It takes a long time to become a good smith, and there is always more to explore! I design and forge architectural ironwork, home furnishings, ironwork for the garden, as well as sculpture.
Whether working alone or in collaboration with architects, designers or individuals, I always enjoy the challenge of expressing the client’s personal aesthetic, along with my own. I apply traditional, hand-forging techniques, often expressing them in a modern aesthetic, to create a variety of functional and decorative items, including railings, gates, hardware, furnishings and a variety of other metal objects.