Author(s): Robert Thomas
The Art and Craft of the Blacksmith introduces fundamental blacksmithing tools and techniques, simple projects to practice and build a skill base, as well as a gallery showcasing inspiring artists using innovative techniques today.Craftspeople making the transition from interest to hobby will find both inspiration and practical how-to projects in this comprehensive reference to ironwork. Beginning with an overview of iron and the traditions of historical forging, master blacksmith Robert Thomas offers everything you need to get started or to take your work to the next level.
Robert Thomas has always loved working with his hands, designing and creating. Once he decided to make a career of blacksmithing, Robert set out on a three year journey to immerse himself in the craft. Robert has studied metalwork with renowned metal artists in England, France, Sweden, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Israel, and throughout the United States. With full engagement in the process start to finish, Robert enjoys collaborating with his clients to design and produce quality works of architecture, sculpture, furniture, lighting, and a diverse collection of custom pieces.