Working at the forge inspires me. I love the material, the process and the experimentation that can be done with fire, hammer and anvil. With each project I take on, years of experience are used to explore what else I can do with hot iron, always keeping craftsmanship, integrity and a graceful aesthetic as a primary intention.
I have been blacksmithing for about 30 years, having spent my developing years as an apprenticing with master smiths and taking classes. It takes a long time to become a good smith, and there is always more to explore! I design and forge architectural ironwork, home furnishings, ironwork for the garden, and sculpture.
Whether working alone or in collaboration with architects, designers and individuals, I always enjoy the challenge of expressing the client’s personal aesthetic, along with my own.
I apply traditional hand-forging techniques, often expressing them in a modern aesthetic, to create a variety of functional and decorative items, including railings, gates, hardware, furnishings and other metal objects.