I never really intended to do metal work but found that I needed to be able to fix things and wanted to make things for the garden. Being able to do a little welding and a bit of blacksmithing to make garden items seemed like a good idea. I took some blacksmithing courses at John C. Campbell Folk School in Murphy, NC (a terrific place to learn all sorts of things) and my desire to do a "little welding and a bit of blacksmithing" turned into a lot of welding/blacksmithing...but it is wonderful. Below are some things I have created. I specialize in cattails because I have never really seen them anyplace else and they fit with the marshy "low country" landscape cut by multiple rivers in Pawleys Island, SC area where I live and work. I also tend to lean heavily toward botanical themes and like to add unusual things from nature on my pieces. But I can fabricate anything a client wants and my goal is to make their dream a reality even if what they want is not what I would normally do.
Pair of Cattail Console Tables (48" long, 12" deep, 35" high). Bookmatched walnut tops with frog (left console) and dragonfly (right console) in painted and distressed steel bases with lily pads.
Completed September 3, 2017 and for sale now at AIM in Charleston, SC