Entries by creativeiron

Blacksmith rivets in wrought iron furniture

Riveting is a process of joining several pieces of material and has been in use since the Bronze Age. Today it is still being used in civil engineering and machine manufacture where required. I try to avoid welding as much as possible. Instead I use rivets whenever feasible. Rivets make an item more interesting and […]

Wrought iron terrace chair

My friends and I were sitting in a café and having a chat. Suddenly I looked towards the street from where the noise of afternoon traffic was coming. I caught sight of a billboard – an iron frame fixed in the ground and a board with a message stuck onto the framework with iron hardware.  […]

Lamp switch

After constructing my first lamp, I toyed with an idea of it not having a switch at all, and for a long time I was entirely satisfied with my choice. I was sure I made the right decision. /I imagined wooden or iron switches but nothing attracted my attention…/ But when I finished the second […]

About the wrought iron basket

wrought iron decor I see the basket on the stairs at my mom’s house filled with flowers in summer. In fall it is full of pumpkins. Every time I go into the garden or to the market I load it with fruit and vegetables. I spotted them at fairs where artisans exhibited and sold their […]

About my work- iron and wood finishing

The iron that I use is suitable for forging but its structure is different from the iron that was used in the past. I protect iron using a traditional method: beeswax is applied on the heated metal. It gives iron a dark mat appearance. The color is not even – it changes from one nuance […]

My blacksmith workshop

After apprenticeship to an esteemed blacksmith master, for my family and friends. That was when I realized: I need my own workshop! Setting up a blacksmith workshop was much more difficult than I imagined. First I fixed up the backyard shed but then I needed blacksmith tools and a furnace. I was sure I would […]