Three Nail Sword

Three nails combined, forged, and hand filed to create a refined yet rugged looking miniature sword in the European style. This miniature sword sculptural piece has the subtle lines of a large finished sword but retains its roots as a rough forged… Continue reading

Copper Coffee Scoop

Simple is good for this little scoop. Brew a perfect cup of coffee to measure with this hammered copper and forged steel piece. Copper is one of the raw materials that were historically available on Vancouver Island. The beauty of this spoon… Continue reading

Oval Kitchen Racks

Hand riveted and forged strap steel and hooks provide a useful storage system and a striking accent for an inviting kitchen space. Inspiration for these pieces came out of the recent collaborative agricultural steel project. Two hanging kitchen racks combine the delicacy… Continue reading

Large Leaf Spoon

Hammered copper and forged steel are combined with the technique of hand riveting in this whimsical culinary sculpture piece. Next to knives, kitchen utensils are one of my favorite projects to work on. Each one is slightly different and there is plenty… Continue reading

Automotive Spatula

Reclaimed sheet steel from the side panel of a van is forged and hand riveted with steel rod to create this tough camping spatula. The automotive sheet steel for the blade of this spatula is the very last bit of a piece… Continue reading

Slim Copper Spatula

An adventure in textures, this sculpture piece is as tactile as it is visual with its straight-peened handle and copper accents. One of the reasons I enjoy making kitchen utensils is that they sometimes allow for a very loose flowing creative process… Continue reading

Stone and Candles

Earth meets fire and the soft shine of hammered steel plays off the enduring texture of stone in this unique candle holder. A perfect, unique, weathered stone is selected and then becomes the weighted base for a spiral candle holder. The red-hot… Continue reading

Agricultural Pot Racks

Reclaimed steel from a well-weathered packer finds new purpose in these straight hanging kitchen racks with a variety of hooks. Reminiscent of a traditional sleigh runner pot rack, these pieces are the result of a collaborative project with my grandfather. Three hanging… Continue reading

Dr. ‘Smith in the House

The good doctor dropped by for an impromptu hammer-in to welcome the new year and created an objet d’art for his wife.