I have recently completed a new fireplace andiron, inspired by the minimalist designs of French designer Jean Royère. The new "Flame Andirons" combine a welded steel frame with a hand-forged flame element. Contact me directly for pricing and availablity.
The online magazine Cincinnati Refined recently featured a short article and photo gallery on my blacksmith studio, written and shot by the talented Melissa Doss Sliney. The article goes into some of the background of why I got into blacksmithing and the photos highlight a bit of the working process for producing my functional artwork. Make sure and check out the accompanying captions, which are at times humorous. The link to the article is below. Take a Tour of Mark Gilsdorf
Fellow artist and photographer Adam Leigh-Manuell recently came by the studio and shot a short video of my forging process. Ken Casey, the lead singer for the Dropkick Murphys, gave us permission to use a short clip from the song "I'm Shipping Up to Boston." Enjoy.