Designer; Teaching Artist; Visual Artist: Sculpture; Blacksmith
CLEVELAND BLACKSMITHING, LLC is a community-learning blacksmith shop open to all those interested in art, blacksmithing, welding, and fabrication. Located at the end of the Columbus Road bridge in The Flats, we offer a variety of blacksmith classes, private sessions, group parties, welding instruction, commissioned architectural ironwork, custom sculpture, as well as repair and restoration services.
As a Blacksmith for over 24 years, my work is almost exclusively hand-forged wrought iron. A product of the Rust Belt and Cleveland, Ohio few creative media could be more appropriate than iron. The products of my studio and shop are almost exclusively custom, privately commissioned ironworks ranging from railing systems to drawer pulls and everything in between. In design and direction, my work is largely based upon exploring and harmonizing relationships, both philosophical and visual.