The blacksmith reminds us of a simpler era.
It’s one of those traditional trades that is uncommon and unusual in our industrial society, bringing a sense of nostalgia and yearning, and reminding us of our heritage.
Cutting, heating, forming, shaping and bending metal, all take place here at our Vancouver blacksmith studio.
Don’t be fooled into thinking this is only an ancient art. The modern person with discriminating taste finds her way here too.
In a modern city as large as Vancouver, to be able to walk into a small blacksmith shop is a treat, and for some, a dream come true.
It’s intimate, personal, and gets the imagination going.
Clients bring us projects of all kinds, and we also get people who want to learn from us, and we love showing them how.
Home Décor: Blacksmith Integrates Art + Function
These ornamental coat hooks were forged for a steel and wood stairwell. Our client wanted to make use of the space under the stairwell in his home to hang coats.
We bolted heavy bar stock to the mounting plates, then formed them into T-shapes and angles.
For flair, we made tiny forged leaf designs on the ends.
Ornamental Security Screen
Not everyone has air conditioning in Vancouver. We need ways to let breeze cool our spaces. This project came to us when our clients needed both security and beauty in a lightweight screen that they could put up at will during the hot months. The screen allowed air to flow from the back of the house through the front, keeping their home safe and cool.
With left and right matching scrollwork, these three-legged stands are ready for potted plants or works of art. Finished with a clear polyurethane coating and designed for a ceramic drip plate, by adding a wood, glass or ceramic surface, they can be used for statues — or even keys!
Wall Ornament – Tree of Life
This 30″ piece was first conceived as maple leaves for a glass-topped table. However, after many comments from visitors to the 2016 Eastside Culture Crawl who loved it as it was, we decided to listen and made it into a decorative wall hanging.