Christopher Thomson Ironworks
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25 Years of Award-Winning Ironwork Artistry

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FEATURED WORK: Blooms

"Blooms" is a new series of flamboyant multi-colored forgings exuding joyous energy while encouraging contemplation.

Christopher Thomson's latest sculpture is a series called Blooms that features hot-forged steel formed into organic, liquid shapes inspired by the natural world. Take a look at this video showing the exuberant forging and collaborative composing of Christopher Thomson's new series of sculptures, "Blooms.

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Working directly with my material, I forge yellow hot steel to form on a scale I can manage in my studio alone or with one or two assistants. Doing blacksmithing work more than full-time for the last 30 years has given me the freedom to create improvisationally reacting to happy accidents and following in-the-moment intuitions and inspirations.

”Blooms” is a new series of flamboyant multi-colored forgings exuding joyous energy while encouraging contemplation.
 
 
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