Forged Sculptures

Artisan Blacksmith Walter Howell hammer sculpts works that replicate natures designs. From full trees to single leaves  each work is a realistic iron replication of the world around us. With an eye for the small details and a love of things that live around us here in this place we call home, Walter creates scenes from our world with fire and hammer. 

"Duet" Two Sand Hill Cranes trumpet their call over a hand hammered bowl. The piece sits atop a black walnut slab. While botanical subjects are this artist favorites his commissioned works have had a wide range of diversity. He always enjoys a challenge and the opportunity to show what the gift he has been given.

Forged iron Sandhill crane trumpet the call of spring


Walter's newest work is a full size sandhill crane as it trumpets the call of spring among the cat tails on the rivers edge. Attention to detail is what sets the artist work apart from others.

a dragonfly sits atop the cat tails in this still life that includes a sand hill crane at Walters Forge




The cat tails sit in the water with mud caked around the base of each plant. 

         Cat tails and tall grass forged from recycled band saw blades are host to a luna moth and dragonfly