I feel so fortunate to own Vino & van Gogh and to be able to be a full-time artist. I always enjoy meeting other working artists and learning about their mediums- it really has given me such an appreciation for what other artists are doing. My husband, George, had been dying to take Ryan Calloway's blacksmithing class for a while, so one hot Saturday early this summer, we joined in his blacksmithing class.
George and I SO enjoyed our class with Ryan. He is super informative and a truly skilled craftsman (be sure to check out his website, www.creativeironworks.com to see his work!)
We both left with some fun pieces- I created two unique candle sticks and George crafted a Grill Spatula and Fork for our Grill Set. The process was a lot of hard work (lots of hammering happening,) but now when I see a forged iron gate, I realize the time, love, and eye that goes into it.