Artist Statement

The immediacy of the process of forging, in which each blow of the hammer yields change to glowing metal, impressed and intrigued me from the very beginning. I crave to share what I have learned and what I have cultivated into what I create; to convey to the audience the excitement and the energy of what […]

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Custom Projects

My experience from working with numerous styles and metals allows me to design and create something unique for your home, office, or landscape. If you have a need for some special metalwork, I will be happy to speak with you about your project(s).


Dan Nauman first put a hammer blow to hot iron in the historic shop in Cedarburg’s Cedar Creek Settlement in 1979. He has the pleasure of designing and forging chandeliers, wall sconces, fireplace tools, railings, gates, tables, sign brackets, door hardware, arbors, and much more for numerous homes and mansions.  Most notably, he has made […]

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