Mount Horeb, WI
I heat metal in my forge and then shape, bend and form it into contemporary furniture. I use traditional blacksmith techniques and joinery. The colors I use in my work are tractor and implement paint. This medium represents the strong connection between blacksmiths and agriculture. I also work with mica to create the shades for my lamps, which are finished with fabric on all the edges. I use glass and a semi-translucent acrylic for my table tops and shelves.