Category: artist

Had a lovely time forging bottle openers with …

Had a lovely time forging bottle openers with my students at @thesteelyard ! Also, asymmetrically wrapped Viking-style axes are fun! Can’t wait to finish this one. 😀

That feeling when you order a pizza with half …

That feeling when you order a pizza with half pepperoni and half mushroom but this happens… Florian the Dragon was so excited for his mushroom, too. #firstworldproblems #blacksmith#blacksmithing #dragon #dragons #cute #tiny#handmade #maker #make

Each new “Ready, Set, Smith!” class means love…

Each new “Ready, Set, Smith!” class means lovely new students and lovely new bottle openers! 😀

Ting Ting the Tiny Dragon feels grateful for t…

Ting Ting the Tiny Dragon feels grateful for the wonderful students at PHF, and is looking forward to more lovely classes!

Making Forge Friends is always a bittersweet c…

Making Forge Friends is always a bittersweet class. I love the material and the teaching, but it means that another round of Ready, Set, Smith has to come to a close. :(. 

#blacksmith #blacksmithing#metalwork #dragon #dragons #sculpture #art#artistsoninstagram #maker #make #handmade#badass

Family photo! What a bunch of cuties! :D#black…

Family photo! What a bunch of cuties! 😀

#blacksmith #blacksmithing #metalwork #cute #adorable #dragons #make #maker #silly#keychain #badass

Making some antlers. #stag #deer #blacksmith #…

Making some antlers. #stag #deer #blacksmith #design #artist #blacksmithing #metalart #ironwork #metalwork #forge #nature #sculpture

Moon gate. Traditionally made with no welding….

Moon gate. Traditionally made with no welding. #moongate #garden #design #blacksmithing #forge #artist #blacksmith #artnouveau #handmade #bespoke #metalwork #rivets #steel #galvanized #exteriordesign

True wrought iron is precious, you work with w…

True wrought iron is precious, you work with what you can get! I spent the day with two strikers, working down some massive old nautical chains into useable stock. I’m tired… 😴 That’s my 900 gram forging hammer for size. 😀

I’m a perfectionist. It’s not often that I’ll …

I’m a perfectionist. It’s not often that I’ll let myself look at a class I taught or the piece I made, and say to myself “Y’know? I did okay.” without secretly picking my performance apart in my head and obsessing over what I could do better. Tonight I made progress, and just let myself be happy with class. Heh. 😀