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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Our Partners

Squamish Arts acknowledges that the land on which we live, work and recreate is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, particularly the territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation. It is our responsibility to honour their ancestry by being an ally to the present.

Community Event Calendar

Terms & Conditions

Event Eligibility: Only events related to public art and cultural activities located in Squamish, BC will be considered for inclusion in the calendar. The event should align with the purpose and focus of Squamish Art’s mission and vision.

Submission Accuracy: The submitter is responsible for providing accurate and up-to-date information about the event, including the event title, date, time, location, description, and any additional relevant details.

Ownership and Permissions: By submitting an event to the calendar, the submitter confirms that they have the necessary rights and permissions to promote the event and its associated content, including any images or multimedia files.

Event Approval: Submission does not guarantee automatic inclusion in the public art calendar. The calendar administrators reserve the right to review and approve each event before it is published. Approved events will be added to the calendar in a timely manner.

Editing and Removal: The calendar administrators reserve the right to edit event details, including the event title, description, date, time, and location, to ensure accuracy and consistency. The administrators also reserve the right to remove an event from the calendar at any time without prior notice.

Pricing Guidelines: Submitters must either be a member or pay a non-refundable fee of $10 for each event submitted. Membership details and fee payment instructions will be provided separately.

Public Accessibility: The public art calendar is available to the general public. By submitting an event, the submitter acknowledges that the event details will be visible to anyone accessing the calendar.

Content Guidelines: Event submissions must adhere to the guidelines of respectful and inclusive language. The calendar administrators reserve the right to reject or modify event submissions that contain offensive, discriminatory, or inappropriate content.

Liability: The calendar administrators are not responsible for any inaccuracies, errors, or omissions in the event details provided by the submitter. The submitter agrees to hold the administrators harmless from any claims or liabilities arising from the inclusion or exclusion of an event in the calendar.

Data Privacy: Personal information collected during the event submission process will be handled in accordance with applicable data protection laws and the privacy policy of the public art calendar.

Modifications to Terms and Conditions: The calendar administrators may update or modify these terms and conditions at any time. It is the responsibility of the submitter to review the terms periodically and ensure compliance.

By submitting an event to the public art calendar, the submitter agrees to comply with these terms and conditions.