Carl started this study of antique ironwork at the age of ten years old in his fathers timber frame forge. Twenty seven years have past and Carl’s skills have earned him not only the ability to look inside the head of the craftsman that made the historic wrought iron, but also he gained the experience to design and execute ironwork with the same spirit and vocabulary as the original metalwork of the early twentieth century.
Because of his efforts of study he is creating true works of art in metal that are as beautiful as the works of past periods, with the same message for future generations.
The craft of the blacksmith is rich in traditions that reach back to the dawn of mankind. These metalworking skills are just as vital today as they were in those early times when hardware stores & home improvement centers didn’t exist. The fire, hammer & anvil are still the essential tools for creating INVESTMENT QUALITY IRONWORK! In the Middle Ages and later in the renaissance fine craftsmanship was much more appreciated. Artists were people of distinction and importance to every person, especially to nobility and the affluent. The need for talented ironworkers to forge their wrought iron gates and balustrades for their distinguished homes is proof of the blacksmiths social stature and power.