Here are some examples of forged steel items that I’ve made, ranging from small to large pieces. If you see something that excites you, contact me to explore getting one of your own!
A traditional blacksmith scrollwork design, this was designed to protect a small dropoff on a patio.
I love making sundials! This was inspired by a work from artist-blacksmith Brett Moten
Dance Of Memory
One of my all-time favorite Shadow Sculptures. We have an old gentleman, and an older lady, both clutching their coats as they walk in the wind. The shadow shows their memories of dancing as younger people.
Inside My Head
Another fave – this Shadow Sculpture shows a young man, walking across a bridge in a forest. The shadow shows the fantasy going on inside his head – fighting a dragon.
Showing a coyote in the negative space, and a happy moon in the positive space, this piece is in the Howling At the Moon show at the Mono Arts Council, Mammoth Lakes.
Inspired by nature and by other artists who have incorporated butterfly motifs, I created this work as a centerpiece for the dining area of this home. This is an expanding table, with steel butterflies on each leaf.
This was a piece that I created for a movie that a friend was making. This adorned the entrance to a cowboy bar in her movie.
I repurposed a moon image, one that I had made to replace a collaborative clay piece that was destroyed in the 2019 earthquakes. The clay moon was eventually replaced, so I repurposed the steel moon here.
This is a two-view Visual IAlign piece. From this viewing position you see a star, from a view at right angles to this you see an angel.
This incorporates one of the stunning glass Vortex Spheres by Laura Arns, with a dragon proudly holding it. This was featured in the glassblowing magazine “Flow”.
Here we have an Innie-Outie: a piece which has a different image on the outside than on the inside. I made this piece as a gift for two people who were caregivers for a 95-year-old aunt.
Goofy Dog Tongs
One in a series of Funtastical Tongs. Tongs are used by blacksmiths for holding hot material. This one has a goofy dog as it’s design.
Featuring clay moons by the noted clay artist Lois Hinman, one of these has a basic welcome sign, the other has a Visual iAlign welcome – it comes into focus when the viewer is in the right spot.