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.

My work has been displayed in museums and galleries including the National Ornamental Metals Museum in Memphis, Tennessee and I’ve been featured on HGTV‘s program, Modern Masters.