As long as people have hands there are those who will use them with skill and passion. Some spend a lifetime learning and perfecting their craft. To some it is a gift given. A sudden realization of a deep understanding you never knew was there. Discovery soon turns to a love and passion that becomes who you are and not what you do. Such is Walter's story. What you will see here is the work of a skilled craftsman with an artist eye. Form and function combine to create heirloom quality forged hardware and amazing works of hammer sculpted art. Being from the deep south, we hope you will stay a while, so pour yourself a glass of sweet tea and enjoy your time here on our "front porch".
Custom Forged Iron work is an investment worth making. We work closely with our customers to provide them with beautifully crafted hardware and accents that aren't limited to standard designs and sizes. Walters forged works are hammer sculpted with no two exactly the same. From small details like handles and functional hardware to larger work such as railings or furniture, they are crafted to be a focal point in their environment.
Botanical subjects are Walters favorite for many of his art works. He strives to make them look as real as possible, as nature's art doesn't need much altering. His piece "Gunnar's Bog" was chosen for an award of excellance from the Alabama Wildlife Federation. He is known for his beautiful leaf work that adorns many of his functional pieces.
Please contact us to discuss your iron needs or to commission an original work.
Watch Walter at work on You Tube. The Art of Blacksmithing, Walter Howell of Walter's Forge