Category: blacksmithing

Cast iron staircase we are restoring in the wo…

Cast iron staircase we are restoring in the workshop at the moment. #stairs #castiron #decorativeironwork #metslwork #blacksmithing #restoration #cast #iron #victorian

One does not simply forge a Balrog. One makes …

One does not simply forge a Balrog. One makes it five times in clay with the actual tools, calipers, and a digital scale, photographing progress along the way.

#onedoesnotsimply#onedoesnotsimplywalkintomordor#blacksmith #bladesmith #maker #make#getitrightthefirsttime # Tolkien #lordoftherings #lotr #metalwork #art#artistsoninstagram #challengeyourself#badass

I have a bunch of upcoming classes for 2018! I…

I have a bunch of upcoming classes for 2018! If you’re in New England, and want to learn a bit of blacksmithing, then you should check out thesteelyard.org and prospecthillforge.com! 

Looking forward to seeing you in class! 

Do you sketch out your designs before you make…

Do you sketch out your designs before you make them? Can we see some sketches if you don't mind? <3

Hi there!

I always sketch and draft (to scale) projects several times over to get them just so. For clients, I usually design three separate projects that they choose from, and for myself I just ruminate on projects, sometimes for years. 🙂 I’ll post some design images so you can see! 🙂

Dragon&rsquo;s tail! #metalwork #forge #blacks…

Dragon’s tail! #metalwork #forge #blacksmith #ironwork #fantasy #artist #blacksmithing #fire #hot #metal #handmade

Smith and striking #sledgehammer #hot #forging…

Smith and striking #sledgehammer #hot #forging #artist #blacksmith #crafts #skills #metalwork #workshop #blacksmithing #handmade #hammer #metal #metalart #process #blackandwhite #rugged #handsome #menatwork #lads

Taking our Birds exhibition down today! #redki…

Taking our Birds exhibition down today! #redkite #birds #sculpture #metalwork #artist #blacksmithing #rhayader #midwales #powys

My favorite #sundial #orrery is in a new spot …

My favorite #sundial #orrery is in a new spot with a new coat of finish, and she’s ready to tell you the time! Though, your phone is probably a tad more accurate… #steampunk #maker #make #blacksmith#blacksmithing #welder #machinist #gears#astronomy #metalwork #badass

A very good day of fiddling with projects to g…

A very good day of fiddling with projects to get them just so! 🙂 #getitdoneright #detailscount #blacksmith #blacksmithing #make #maker #design #gears #steampunk #sundial #badass #metal

Some glamour shots of my first damascus #knife…

Some glamour shots of my first damascus #knife with a #forgefriend on the back! It’s a multibar twist construction in 15n20 and 1084, and I had to make the tiniest set of punches for the little fella on the back. It’s etched in pickle juice, cuz… well, I’m pickle rick!