Earth, air, fire, and water; the resources of the blacksmith.
I’ve been fascinated by blacksmithing since I was a teenager. I spent several weekends hanging around a blacksmith shop in Pt. Reyes Station, CA while I was at Pond Farm Potter School in the late ’70s. Since then, I’ve made a lot of carving tools and the odd part for a jig or tool.
I think it’s the transformation of a hard, cold material into a hot, plastic and malleable one that I love.
This design offers the viewer a bit of the mystique of the craft.
Engraved steel saw blade colored with heat colors.