“The Witch of November” I recently completed this maquette, designed for a client whose home overlooks Lake Michigan from atop the bluffs. My goal was to capture the essence of the Autumn gales (swirling winds and water), dubbed “the witch of November” by the mariners of the Great Lakes region. I had already made several […]
Processional Cross. 17″ x 24″ x 96″. Mild steel, Gilder’s Paste finish. Main bars are 5/16″ square, and there are roughly 40 forge-welds in this project. The French repousse” process was used to make the fleur-de-lis, rosettes, and button husks. The 43″ tubular staff lifts off the base for processions. made for St. peter’s Lutheran […]
This is the Birch Point Chandelier. Designed and executed by Dan Nauman. It was installed May 26, 2016 near Hayward in northern Wisconsin. I was assisted in the installation by my assistant, Jeremiah Backhaus, who also helped me with some aspects of making this piece. One of the owners, as well as his friend […]
The debut of “Console Table 2015” was last evening, at an event entitled, “Artist Bike Night” at the “Iron Horse Hotel” in Milwaukee, WI. I was invited to exhibit there along with three other artists. I must have seen over three hundred bikes…mainly Harley-Davidsons. It was an enjoyable, and LOUD, evening. This piece, 16 x […]
Dan Nauman, owner and president of Bighorn Forge, Inc., recently participated in the “Fine Furnishings Show” at the “Harley-Davidson Museum” in Milwuakee, WI. Above is a recent sculpture, entitled, “Nude with Towel”. 6″ x 14-1/2″ x 24″. Mild steel. Below are two more, “Sculpture #15“, and “Sculpture #16” respectively. “Sculpture #15”. 7″ x 8-1/2″ x […]
Selected forged furniture, forged tables, and forged baker’s rack designed and created by Dan Nauman.
Selected forged sign brackets designed and created by Dan Nauman.
Selected forged gates and archways designed and created by Dan Nauman. The above gate won a silver medal from the “National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association” (NOMMA) in 2007. Below is a detail image. The above driveway gate at “Lynden Sculpture Garden” in Milwuakee, won a bronze medal from NOMMA in 2013. Below are detail […]
Selected forged railings designed and created by Dan Nauman. The above railing won a gold medal from the “National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association” (NOMMA) in 2013. The image below shows the verdigris patina that is evolviing after a few years. The above railing panels were exterior railings for a patio overlooking Green Bay, on […]
Fireplace crane. Private residence, West Bend, WI. Here are selected forged, and fabricated fireplace screens, and one forged fireplace crane, designed and created by Dan Nauman.