Art Port Townsend – Erik Newquist

Studio: Newquist Forge

forged iron

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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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Just before yellow pedestrian sign, turn right up the driveway. Please park on the left, without blocking any gate entrances. 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.