May 14, 2008

Forging

Mark spent part of the weekend working on an order for a custom cabinet shop...handles for the showroom so clients can see ironwork on display rather than in a portfolio.

the propane forge
the artist at work
some pieces for the handles based on this piece of decorative trim
how the finished handles will look, installed on a wood paneled refrigerator

30 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

What lovely work..Now there is a person using the gifts given to him..
Just beautiful..

Cicada Studio said...

*waves to Mark*

I'm thinking he should make more and put them in shop to right! Love the translation from wood piece to iron. What a talent!

Fog and Thistle said...

You must be so proud to be married to such a talented man!

I think metalworking is so intriguing so I enjoy your Mark posts immensely!

Beautiful handles!

Hey Harriet said...

Wow, gorgeous work! A very talented craftsman. Thanks for sharing his beautiful work as it's something I don't see very much of.

Sweet Repose said...

Beautiful!!! My cousin and her husband are farriers and used to sell their works in my shop. What a grand skill and what a tradition of old to keep alive with new twists on decorative designs. Bravo Mark !!! (lucky girl)

XUE said...

i want handles like that on my refrigerator!!! oh wait...can't have such handles on our rented appliances!

LazyTcrochet said...

Wow, that's amazing! Very nice.

Distressing Delilah said...

wow..stunning work!

amy said...

Those are absolutely georgous!
Your husband is so creative.
Does he make hardware for your cabinetry in your house?
I would love to have a hubbie like yours.

High Desert Diva said...

I have an extremely cool wrought iron grape branch above the kitchen window, and sad looking plastic handles on my big, ugly, white 17 year old refrigerator.

Alissa said...

wow, those are incredible! I love the organic look against those antiquey cabinets.

Sandra Ree said...

They're beautiful! Wonderful skill. It's always so visually appealing when you see a man work with his hands. :)

Karen from A`Musements said...

OMG! How incredible is this work?! I would love to be the person who is having these beauties installed in their home! How wonderful. Mark is truly an artist and craftsman in the most honorable sense of the word. Very nice...
xoxo
Karen

bee said...

utterly lovely work.

picciolo said...

hi, I've just been catching up, your new paths look great, I love the potato barns (we need one!) and Marks ironwork is beautiful!
: )

T. Kimberlyn said...

Beautiful

Elizabeth said...

What interesting metal work.
Lots of it here in Marrakech - but this was rather lovely and individual.
Very satisfying to make things.
I like your Billy Baldwin quote.
Ruskin wrote"Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful"Words to live by which means people can have perfectly awful things - if they love them!!

DancingMooney said...

His work is just amazing!

Star of the East said...

Must be great to be married with a men who knows the value of handwork. He makes such beautiful things!

Christie said...

Your potato barn photos and post were great and for Mark's work, it's amazing!

Chucka Stone Designs said...

He looks so serious when hard at work I would have been afraid to disturb him with the camera lol! Holy AWESOME design! Congrats on the custom order Mark!

Mrs.French said...

Stunning. I can't image all the amazing pieces you must have in that home of yours.

brookeahanadaily said...

oh goodie, a wonderful new blog to add to my favorites - lovely metal work - great catch!

Andria said...

He certainly is talented. I'm glad you document his work. It's not a skill we seem to see enough of these days.

willow said...

Amazing. I don't know why, but I am always drawn to metal work. Maybe back in my genetics somewhere? I loved this post, Diva!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Those are beautious! Great job, Mark!

Victoria said...

Talent like this just blows me away!

Spa Therapy Works said...

Those fridge handles are absolutely FABULOUS!!!

M.KATE said...

my goodness..so beautiful, never seen handles like this before, not here anyway. Ours are way too boring :(

nuvonova said...

Oh my... that is so beautiful.