The Iron Rose
My interest in wrought iron began with my father. He was an engineer, a machine designer, and a master iron worker. My father created the “Iron Rose” and he passed the secret of making it to me.
I still use the iron rose in my designs, but lately I seem to have transformed my creations into using simpler, more basic shapes and lines. I find inspiration in natural curves and
in the texture of the steel itself.
I use 13th Century technology, that is, my hands, a hammer, an anvil, and rivets. Each piece is shaped and fitted one at a time. Some of my more complex candle holders have
taken over a year to complete.
My creations have found homes mainly in the Santa Clara Valley, in San Francisco, in Martha’s Vineyard, and also in Scotland.
For more information contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or,
This is where my creations are exhibited in downtown Los Altos, CA
A view of the gallery looking toward the front door. Gallery 9 is a co-op made of about thirty members. There is always something new each month.
Here is my body of work on display. The display area is crowded right now, I need to make a new display box.
Now we are in the front looking toward the back door. Come visit us some time.
Prototype Bird Cage on an oaken base featuring Mexican clay birds.
Candle Holder, my first design from 1964.
Ornament holder #1 on an oak base, for any season.
Ornament holder #2
A close view of The Iron rose, and old fashion rivets hammered in place
The Rose Tree holds five candles on an oaken base
Ornament holder #3 on base of Purple Heart Wood
The Triple Tree
The Wine Vessel
Rosé, the Iron Chalice
Four in one
Candle holder on purple heart wood
Thank you for sharing some of your time with me.