Art Port Townsend – Erik Newquist

forged iron

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Newquist Forge
7082 Flagler Rd, Nordland, Marrowstone Island
Mail to: PO Box 135, Nordland, WA 98358

Artist Demonstration

Forging demonstration, including heating iron in the forge, bending, twisting and hammering metal into flowing, artistic shapes to be utilized in functional products.

Driving Directions

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The driveway is on the right, just before the yellow pedestrian sign. (If you pass the Nordland General Store, you've gone too far.) Please park on the road and walk up the driveway. Walk through the gate on the right to reach blacksmith studio.

Artist Statement

When I explain my work to others, my hands start moving, drawing pictures in the air of the metal I heat and shape. I make useful things beautiful. Garden tools, axes, fireplace tools, coat hooks, things made of metal.

When I've finished making a tool from metal, I hope that someone else will pick up the tool, and working with it in hand, create something simple and beautiful of their own. As Christopher Day says “If everything useful is beautiful and everything beautiful useful, neither tyrannizes the other, nor has to justify itself”.

Studio is open by appointment during the remainder of the year.