Artist’s Statement

As an artist blacksmith, my work involves coming up with inspired designs that please me and meet the client’s needs. The drawing board is the place to work out design problems; it’s much less frustrating than on the assembly table. When you transform cold and rigid steel bars and sheet with fire and hammer into a work of grace and function, that’s the payoff. There is salvation in this work and that is why I have stuck with it for over 3 decades.