This Baptismal Font was commissioned by St. Clement Episcopal Church in Seattle. The bowl was hammered out of 10g copper and the stand is forged steel. As with all commission work, the design reflects my contemporary aesthetic while responding to design cues present in its home.
A Forged Iron Railing I made for a client in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle. This railing cantilevers out of a large granite rock and goes up a curved staircase. The galvanized and painted finish complements the beautiful garden and landscape architecture well.
The design of these forged stair rails reflects the pattern of the granite patio stone. These rails employ heavy forging and texture and traditional mortise and tenon joinery.
This Seattle gate is forged and all structural joints are traditional mortise and tenon. The forged bamboo is matches the theme and an existing bamboo fence.
These Ginkgo Hinges were hand forged for a client who wanted natural forms to accent the wood mantle work but also play well with the fireplace.
Lake Union Park
I have done a fair bit of work for Lake Union Park in Seattle, WA facilitated by the Center for Wooden Boats. The first job was building this information cart for the park's Ambassador Program. The second job was facilitating a bunch of A Frame Signs that are distributed around the park. The final phase were some more substantial signs for the park and a series of signs for the Historic Ships Warf.
Public Art Fabrication
The avalanche lilies were made for the Artist, Jim Pridgeon, by my shop mates Steve Hirt, Bart Turner and myself. They are at a middle school in Puyallup.
11 Light Pods were built for the Artist, Susan Zocalla, by Bart Turner and myself. These are installed in downtown Everett, WA.
Forged Ironwork goes beautifully with wood slabs. I do a lot of work for other furniture makers and create my own furniture line.
This is some other random stuff that I've made over the years. Including a cremation urn, a baby gate, candle holders, coat racks, air plant holders and other art.
A key part of learning the Blacksmith's Craft is working as a journeyman. Traditionally this means travelling the country working for a series of master smiths for short periods learning from each along the way. I was very lucky to work with some incredibly talented Blacksmiths all over the United States. These are photos of three projects that I participated in. The first two are for David Tuthill of Seattle, WA and the third was for Zach Noble of Asheville, NC.
Kurly has so far commissioned two Food Carts. The first had one deep fryer and the second had two. A super efficient street food machine, these carts have hot and cold running water, propane deep fryers and a bumpin sound system. A great alternative to a food truck that allows the operator to directly engage with the public. Kurly serves Kurly fries, tempura, donuts and a variety of other delicacies.