Liturgical

Processional Cross: New Images

Here are two professionally shot images of the Processional Cross that was made for St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Forestville, WI.  Images taken by George Lottermoser, of Lottermoser and Associates, Germantown, WI. This piece is mild steel, hand-forged, and has a Gilders Paste (TM) finish. The fleur-de-lis pieces are of French repoussé,  made from...

Processional Cross

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 repoussé 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...

Liturgical Metalwork for St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Fayetteville, NC

I was commissioned by St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville, NC to create several candle chandeliers, altar candlesticks, paschal candlestick, sanctuary lamp, and an ambo bookrest, all with a Celtic design.  (Candlestick images by George Lottermoser.) Below is a Sanctuary Lamp (less the cylindrical glass shade) for St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Below is the...

Forged Lighting and Candlesticks by Dan Nauman

Selected forged lighting, designewd and created by Dan Nauman.  However, the Pabst chandelier above, and the two wall sconces below, are reproductions of work originally made for the mansion, but removed by former owners over the years. The originals were made by Austiran born master blacksmith, Cyril Colnik (1871-1958).

Liturgical Sculpture

In recent years, I have had the opportunity to provide sculpture for various churches around southeastern Wisconsin. Below is the most recent installation, made for “First Baptist Church”, West Bend. The theme is “Missions”. This church, which I attend, supports over twenty missionaries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and more. The map of...

Lighting: Candlesticks

  “Candlestick 2005” 7″ x 12-1/2″, Gilders Paste ™ finish, Mild steel. Lighting provides a wide range of opportunity for design. In this post, I will show a few of my favorite candlesticks that I created in the past several years. “Candlestick 2007” 5-1/2″ x 11-1/2″, Gilders Paste ™ finish, mild steel. The two...