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Eric Gindlesperger

E.G. Ironworks is a modern blacksmith shop with a forge, anvil and hammer at its core. As a contemporary artist blacksmith Eric strives to use traditional techniques and joinery to create unique modern, functional and aesthetic pieces. Each time, seeing the transformation happen from common steel into an artisan piece is something that inspires him.

“I enjoy seeing a project from conception to installation and no project is too small. Attention to detail is the common thread through all of my work and even something with a rustic look comes out with a detailed finish appropriate to each design. Every commission is one of a kind.

Each piece is designed with the clients’ home or space in mind, drawing inspiration from surrounding details, the client’s ideas or nature itself. At times the design is taken from collaboration with the client, architect, or builder who knows exactly what they want.

I strive to exceed expectations and also understand the importance of staying within a budget and maintaining deadlines.

Much of my design and build inspiration comes from time spent in the outdoors. Being active in the mountains allows me time to witness how the elements of nature interact together providing clarity and energy into my work.

I am a second generation Blacksmith that apprenticed under my father at Eagle and Anvil Forge in Ohio. Under the masterful guidance of his 4-decade blacksmithing experience, I learned traditional forging techniques using modern design and fabrication methods.

Transitioning into my own business I adapted those skills and ideas developing a style of my own.”

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