ElementFe is my trade name for the Guemes Island blacksmith shop; designing, forging, and building handcrafted forged steel and iron furniture, gates, railings, candlesticks, spoons, kitchenware and all manner of repair and fabrication.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sharon's husband was quite a sailor, from manning a destroyer in the Big War to small boats on the Sound.
With this in mind I worked out a design that celebrates sailing in the channel below their house.
An interesting feature of this one is that she asked me to stamp a dedication on the bottom of the bottom rail of the swinging gate (side with the boat). It reminds me of Himalayan prayer wheels, where everyone who passes by gives it a whirl, releasing prayers out into creation.