Christopher Thomson

Opening 1 Inquire about this piece

This is the first in a new series called “Opening #1.” For these sculptures I pull long pieces of dripping-hot steel from the fire, and hammer them to shape in the moments before they cool, or before the next piece overheats. The forgings are executed without the constraints of preconceived ideas on how they will fit into the final composition.

Meet the Artist

Christopher Thomson

I grew up tinkering in my father’s basement workshop in Maryland, bicycling to the Potomac River, and kayaking passionately. I was lured to the West, where I learned blacksmithing, and in 1985 created an artist blacksmith studio in Ribera, New Mexico, with my wife, Susan. We now design forged-steel lighting, furniture and sculpture, and I kayak the western rivers.