An incredibly hot fire, vibrant, glowing metal, the clang of the hammer on the anvil, making the tough iron and steel do what
I want with my handmade tools. This is my life and my passion. I fell in love with hot metal when I was a kid of perhaps
9 years old, played trying to make things unil I got a job blacksmithing in 1967 to make money for college. I had found my
life's work and have done it ever since. I have learned all I could of this ancient trade, one of the essential skills that
made us able to live as we do today. Metalsmiths, makers of tools, makers of hardware, makers of gates for castles, makers
of dreams. On these pages I will show some of the work I have done over the years. Some in collaboration with other crafts
people, some with other metalsmiths, most by myself.