Hand Forged Tabletop Sculpture Made in By Western Hands Workshop
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Steve Fontanini, an expert blacksmith from Jackson, began this project while demonstrating in the By Western Hands workshop in July, 2019. Made of heavy hand-forged mild steel, the piece is black with a brass patina and finished with a clear wax for durability and satin sheen.
Steve Fontanini is a blacksmith, designer, and builder that uses steel, bronze, stainless steel, and aluminum. He’s taught blacksmithing classes and demonstrated both at his shop in Teton County, WY and throughout the US and says that the old adage, “the teacher learns more than the students,” still rings true. Steve was on-site in the BWH workshop to lead blacksmithing demonstrations during our grand opening and for two days in mid-August. His strength, precision, and ability to turn steel into incredible animals and objects is awe-inspiring.