I was featured last year on Denverartists.com and they recently had a show spot lighting the featured artists on their website. The show is actually for 2 months although I have plans on featuring my art in other shows around Denver I opted out, but did make the opening reception. Upon where I met a very interesting crowd.
My work, once again, was described as interesting, different, unusual and refreshing. They had a live band there and really was a enjoyable evening. I forged a small table just for the show and it was received well. It also was an example of traditional joinery vs fabricated iron. People could easily see the joinery because of the size and its simplicity. Also brought along my forged mirror, “Pierced, sculpture, various bowls and wine bottle holders.
As always the conversations are one of a kind. One person in particular could not understand how I forged the “Pierced” sculpture. They figured I welded various pieces together and made one long body. At which I explained the forging process, power hammers that I use in much of my work and the ability to efficiently forge large stock into something graceful. I am more than happy to walk anyone through the process. Knowing when they walk away they have a better idea of what blacksmithing is and possibly some respect for the craft.