I use traditional forging techniques and joinery to create contemporary work. I start with raw metal and heat it in the forge. I then use a pneumatic power hammer and hand hammers at the anvil to shape and bend the material. I have made the majority of my tooling, I use different tool steels for hot cutting chisels, slits, drifts, punches and hammers.
The style I have developed is in part inspired by the Danish Modern and Shaker styles. I focus on keeping clean simple lines and forging every part of each piece to shape the metal hot. The joinery becomes an aesthetic part of the piece, a focal point, it represents hard honest work that is thought of to be sophisticated in its simplicity.