Lynden Sculpture Garden East Driveway Gate

This is a driveway gate recently completed and installed for “Lynden Sculpture Garden” in Milwaukee, WI. (Note: To see larger images, simply click on the image, and a larger image will appear. Click again on that image for an even larger photo.) The gate was installed on a cold winter

Bronze Railing at Lynden Sculpture Garden

As promised, here are new images of the bronze railing I forged for “Lynden Sculpture Garden” in Milwaukee. I am adding these images, as the images published earlier in this blog were taken by me shortly after installing various sections. Since the railing was installed one piece at a time

Scheduled Blacksmith Workshops

Here is a listing of some upcoming forging workshops, taught by blacksmith Dan Nauman. (For details on the workshops, see Nauman’s Northern School for Blacksmiths.) Forging Workshop #2 (Kitchen Utensils) October 2+3, 2010 Two openings left. Cost: $290.00 Forging Workshop #5 (French Repoussé) October 25-29, 2010. One opening left. Cost:

Lynden Sculpture Garden Bronze Railing Finished

This morning I installed the terminus of the bronze railing at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. As you can see, the terminus is highly polished, and will need a few weeks to achieve the patina of the other four panels, which were installed earlier this year. When the patina reaches uniformity,

Milwaukee Area Blacksmith

Bighorn Forge, Inc., a blacksmith shop, is located just north of Milwaukee, in the town of Kewaskum. Blacksmith Dan Nauman was born in Milwaukee, and established Bighorn Forge in Kewaskum in 1990. Much of Dan’s work as a blacksmith can be found in the Milwaukee area, in surrounding Milwaukee suburbs,

Lynden Sculpture Garden Bronze Railing

Currently, I am forging a bronze railing for the “Lynden Sculpture Garden” in Milwaukee, WI. The garden was formerly named the “Bradley Sculpture Garden”. It is owned by the Bradley Family Foundation, and is now opened daily to the public as of May 30th of this year. The garden is

Plant Stand, A Recent Journey In Metal

Plant Stand 2010, mild steel, sand blasted, with black Gilders Paste finish. The creation of this plant stand is the second of a series of furniture using the same process and motifs. The impetus was to create a piece with the feeling of flowing energy, with no visible joints interrupting

Taking a Break…..

  Greetings, Due to an extremely heavy workload, i.e. preparing for my solo exhibition at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum which begins on April 14th, preparing a quote for a bronze railing, etc…..I am taking a break from adding to this blog until things settle down. I hope to be

Dan Nauman: Ironworks Exhibition

News Release: “Dan Nauman: Expression in Iron” April 14 – June 27, 2010 Opening Reception: April 14, 2010 5:30 – 8:30 PM “Longtime Wisconsin blacksmith Dan Nauman has worked closely with the Cyril Colnik Collection at the Villa Terrace. His solo exhibition covers new works, some of which draw on