Earth, Air, Fire, Water and the Blacksmith
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- Dynamic, heat tinted steel engraving.
- 36" diameter, antique sawmill blade.
- Available in custom sizes to fit your space.
Earth, air, fire and water; the resources of the blacksmith. A somewhat mystical representation of a blacksmith standing over his forge, contemplating the key elements of the craft.
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 70's. 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 tints.
Copyright 2015 Jeffrey H. Dean and Ranja van de Werken Dean
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