Publications & Media


  • Forged Elegance, The Lifework of Master Blacksmith Cyril Colnik
    Project originator and director. Aired in 1998-99 on Wisconsin and Milwaukee Public television.  Available for purchase through Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum. Copyright 1998, Bighorn Forge, Inc.

    Grant in 1997 from the Wisconsin Humanities Council for the making of Forged Elegance, The Lifework of Master Blacksmith Cyril Colnik video production


  • Plain and Ornamental Forging; Ernst Scwartzkopf, 2000, Astragal Press (cover)
  • The Contemporary Blacksmith; Dona Meilach, 2000, Schiffer Publishing
  • Architectural Ironwork; Dona Meilach, 2001, Schiffer Publishing
  • Fireplace Accessories; Dona Meilach, 2002, Schiffer Publishing
  • Ironwork Today; Dona Meilach, 2006, Schiffer Publishing
  • Ironwork of Dan Nauman, Dan Nauman, 2007, Blurb Publishing
  • Cyril Colnik, Man of IronAlan Strekow, 2011, University of Wisconsin Press

Periodicals, featured articles

  • Anvil’s Ring; ABANA, numerous
  • Hammer’s Blow; ABANA
  • Midwest Living Magazine
  • Fine Home Building Magazine
  • Country Living Magazine
  • Milwaukee Home Magazine
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Cedarburg News Graphic
  • Washington County Daily News