Elegantly simple design. No wonder I made two of them!…
This steel tripod base and stone top brings a fresh look to its surroundings — whether that be a guest room or an office sitting area. Sturdy, stable, AND good looking — If only we could all be that way…
I used 3" x 1" tubing for the steel legs, and the stone is 1.25" thick.
These round side tables measure about 19” tall, with a diameter of 20”.
Stained glass in jewel tones was custom-slumped as diffusers in this front porch light.
To begin, 3/8” steel plate was bent to convex on a fly press, then the edges were upset to give depth to the steel.
Before slumping the stained glass diffusers, molds/forms of the openings needed to be made. The stained glass was then slumped into these forms, allowing for a proper glass-to-steel fit on the steel plate.
With minimal points of attachment at the wall, this fixture seemingly ‘floats’ off the wall.
Front porch light with slumped glass measures 22” tall x 9” x 6” deep.
The forged elements topping this fabricated gate make an affordable yet custom touch at this beach house.
The central forged element references a whale’s tail in a subtle nod to the house’s seaside locale.
Whale Tail gate measures 48” tall x 32” wide x 2” deep.
Wind Totem is a sculpture in my Flow sculpture series which explores movement caused by wind or water.
Wind Totem is homage to an invisible force known only by its residual impact.
The forged steel form is brazed with copper highlights and situated atop an an ash pedestal. Overall dimensions are 69" tall x 27" wide x 14" deep.
If installed outdoors, Wind Totem can be mounted directly in the ground, such as in a meditation garden or perched atop a rocky mount...
I recently celebrated a milestone birthday and gifted a sculpture to the world...
Walking Stick was first exhibited at the 2018 ABANA Conference Gallery in Richmond, VA.
This 16-piece forged steel sculpture features pin-and-wedge joinery, allowing for easy breakdown/transport/reinstallation.
'Walking Stick' was sealed with a clear lacquer finish. Final dimensions are 37” tall x 17” wide x 10” deep.
This fireplace screen nestles perfectly in its fireplace nook, inviting guests to fall under its spell...
Drift is a sculpture in my Flow sculpture series which explores movement caused by wind or water.
Bursting forth from a punched plate, Drift’s three steel wisps have been tapered and slit-and-drifted using traditional blacksmithing techniques.
The negative space revealed in Drift has been carefully considered and is as integral a part of the sculpture as its physical elements.
Three punched-and-drifted steel tapers, punched steel plate, torched wood posts... Dimensions are 61” tall x 34” wide x 8” deep.
This sculpture series is underway...
To read more about the maquette on which one of these sculptures is based, click the picture below:
Leafing through a woodworking magazine, a wood tabletop with forged legs caught my client’s attention. He wanted to emulate this table. He would make the tabletop, and I would make the legs.
These table legs were originally designed by California-based blacksmith Daniel Dole. Although the table leg design was already established, there were still issues to be addressed for this particular project.
I enjoyed making this Ukrainian trident -- also known as a tryzub -- for a friend.
Working from an outline drawing of a very traditional tryzub, I tweaked the trident’s overall shape by softening the sharp edges. The shape 'flows' more, yet it's still recognizable as the state emblem of Ukraine.
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