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Rory
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Instagram: instagram.com/dirtysmith
Website: www.isolatedreality.com
Blacksmith swag: www.dirtysmith.com/

I grew up in my dads blacksmith studio and have been forging since I was 8. After high school I attended an art school and majored in media arts. "Media" being mostly advertising and entertainment media. Doing well in the school I came back home and was made partner in the family blacksmithing business. My full time job is working for the family business making the projects that come through. They are mostly for high end homes in the ski areas of Colorado like railings, chandeliers, Doors for fireplaces, door hardware, the list goes on. At the studio we focus mostly on hand forged items. It is not a welding shop where we order pieces and slap them together, yet we make everything and most of the time use traditional techniques like riveting, collars, forge welds, etc. I do use modern tools like welders and grinders but dont rely on them much. I am also in charge of the advertising side of the business and photography.

Things shown here are the fun, smaller projects that I sell on the side. Using boards like Deviant Art Im hoping to meet other artists and start getting myself out there.

Feel free to ask any questions about how I do what I do. More than happy to talk about it. Thanks again if you are still reading lol

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."

Current Residence: Colorado
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Favorite style of art: Art Nouveau
Personal Quote: Keep the bar high, that way your never disappointed
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yeah... you pretty much rule...
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Veitsen Aug 28, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
i love your artwork i'm impress!
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oakern Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I did smiting in university and want to put together a forge of my own what do I need and what should I look at spending?
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Tariray Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

I am so glad i found your page!!

I want to learn blacksmithing but it is really obscenely difficult to find somewhere to start learning as I have little to no access (I live in Sydney, Australia) to good places to learn.

 

At least your site and DA page will inspire me (i'm starting my first wax casting classes in a few weeks - its a start i guess).

 

Love your work!

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isolatedreality Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks :)  I always recommend joining a group to get started.  They will be able to assist you better.  In your case I would check out this: www.blacksmiths-australia.com/...
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Tariray Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

thank you! (gosh i wasnt even expecting a response).

I've checked that site out before, so i'm glad to see i'm looking in the right place.

all the best.

T

 

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Wow this is amazing.
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MikailaD Jan 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the watch :) i'm glad DA has so many smiths!
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