Copper and iron forging

Copper and iron forging in my smithy Color of metal is very important in forging as it indicates the temperature of the workpiece. For this reason, it is essential that it is dark inside a smithy because it makes it easier to determine the color of the heated metal. There used to be a rule […]

home decoration

Wrought iron bench Gothic

Gothic elements in modern furniture Gothic is a term that denotes the art of the late Middle Ages, between the 12th and 16th century. It originates from the Italian word gotico, and it came in use in the 16th century. It described the raw, barbaric culture and art, and so it had pejorative meaning. Today […]

Wrought iron coffee table

When I was learning the craft of blacksmithing with a master blacksmith, we mostly made wrought iron fences. The blacksmith was a true master of the craft, an acknowledged and esteemed artist. All the pieces he created were handmade, and he rarely used welding machine. The joints were always made using the forge-welding technique or […]

Transience of modern furniture

  Iron home decor or wrought iron furniture lasts almost forever. The reason for this is in the material that is used; iron and solid wood, with some care and in a reasonably dry room, can last for centuries. Numerous items from the past that are still in a good condition prove it. The popularity […]

Wrought iron fences

Whenever I walk the streets of my hometown or on my travels abroad, I don’t only look at the buildings but I always observe wrought iron fences as well. It gives me great joy to see a beautiful house with a fence that stylistically matches the house. /…I don’t only look at the buildings but […]

The process of creating a new product

In my study I keep a plain notebook, a soft-lead pencil and an eraser. When I get an idea for a new product or just a detail that I don’t yet know how to incorporate, I sketch it in my notebook. I always add the date and a few notes to the sketch because this […]

Iron industrial bench

How I designed iron industrial bench I love the strong and raw look of old locomotives, the many rivets on railway bridges from the 19th century, and empty halls of old industrial buildings. The time of industrialization of the western world brought the typical look of the infrastructural structures and other buildings, such as industrial […]

classicistic style chair

Wrought iron garden chair

Simple clean lines of wrought iron were decorated at intervals with a spiral that is produced by rotating a square iron rod around its axis. I twisted it once and then straightened it. In the spirit of the classicistic view, I didn’t want to go over the top with accessories so I decided to add a flat iron strip that wraps the front legs of the chair. This wrought iron chair is the creation of my thoughts about the iron home décor which should be simple and gentle.

Iron Patio Furniture

Wrought iron coffee table Zig zag

I wanted to create an iron table that would be a simple, yet different, blacksmith work; something would stand out in a room. The corners of my Ram table have decorative elements. This gave me an idea of a simple embellishment at the sides between the legs of the table. First I tried with a […]

blacksmith nails

Blacksmith nails

One of the basics of forgery is the making of nails. When I started acquiring the skills of this craft, I wanted to begin with the basics. I wanted to make my own blacksmith nails. As many times before I encountered a problem – I didn’t have the tools to make nails so I had […]