About The Artist

“The challenge of designing and creating a piece to meet a specific need is my motivation for continuing this craft.”

Contact Joe Brown

The technique of heating metal and forming it into works of art was the intriguing factor that led me to become an Artist Blacksmith. I am inspired by the elements of nature as well as the lines nature creates. Much of my work reflects this inspiration.

The challenge of designing and creating a piece to meet a specific need is my motivation for continuing this craft. To create ironwork that gives others enjoyment while serving a purpose is my most satisfying work. I use the traditional method of heating metal in a forge and forming the metal with hammer and anvil. This method has a long history of providing ironwork from it’s most simplistic form to the most ornate. As I continue in the tradition, I seek to establish my own unique designs that will be both visually pleasing and functional.

Up-close shot of furnace
Joe Brown himself
Bending a filigree around the anvil