Bloomsmith and Sculptor
Here’s what I do for a living: I dig up iron ore, and transform it into metal by the ancient and long-forgotten art of bloomery smelting. Then I try to forge something beautiful out the iron I’ve made.
I’ll use these pages to share some of these things,
and some of the knowledge I’ve gained in
making them. If you’ve come here for the art, I hope
read some about the technique for a greater understanding
of the work. If you’ve come to read about the techniques,
I hope you’ll buy something every once in a while to
help fund more research. You’ll also find a schedule
of events and classes, raw bloom iron for sale, some pewter
spoons, and the usual odds and ends you expect in one of
10/31/12- Two new pieces
in the functional gallery.
8/9/2012- I've added
a page for the documentary on iron smelting some pals and I
last winter. Look at the navigation
bar to the left. Try it, you'll like it!