This project really consists of twelve smaller pieces that will all be displayed together in my portfolio. I want to make a wide variety of pieces that will show off all my skills as a blacksmith, while helping me improve old skills and learn new ones.
The first three projects I have planned all go together. They are a fireplace grate, set of tools, and screen that all coordinate. The grate will be a bowl shape, and be made of branches shooting out of the base and twisting around each other, with lots of forged leaves for detail. The tool set will have similar branches for the handles, and the screen will follow the motif with more forged leaves.
I will also be making a hanging wall garden, a Damascus steel knife, a set of table legs, and two abstract sculptures. The final project I hope to be something quite grand, and I have a few ideas. However, it will be the privilege of my backers to help me decide what to make in the end.
The money I raise with Kickstarter will go towards the costs of materials, transportation to and from the shop, and room and board for the duration of the project.
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