We don't have to look much further than the yard to find subjects that inspire. There are bits and pieces of nature everywhere that can be replicated with fire and hammer.
The leaves are just beautiful. They give you a new appreciation of natures design and the skill of gifted hand. Artist blacksmith Walter Howell pays careful attention to detail and form. Natures design doesn't need much tweeking. They are at home in the house and bring a bit of nature indoors.
This piece replicates two Oak leaves on a bit of stem. The graceful curves of the leaves are detailed by hammer strokes creating the fingerprint of the leaf. The short piece of stem has the look and feel of bark. The leaves are coated with multiple layers of green beeswax in different shades with the final coat being a verde color to age the iron with signs of oxidation. The piece is approximately 7x7 inches and will stand about 2 inches off of a surface. It is eye catching on a wall or lying on a table or desk.
These hammer sculpted leaves require about an hour and half per leaf at the forge and anvil in addition to adding our hand applied patinas.
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*Hand forged by artisan blacksmith Walter Howell on Sand Mountain. Crafted by skilled hands with pride of workmanship in USA
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