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One of the things which defined early humans was the fact that we began to adorn the tools we used every day with images, figures and patterns. At right is a selection of some of the "useful objects" I have created at the forge.

Ryland Lakes signage
Ryland Lakes signage

Hand-forged floating lettering for a Kentucky country club

Fold Candle Holder
Fold Candle Holder

Hand-forged candle holder made out of 2.5" x 1/4" flat stock hand punched and drifted. Photo by Michael Kelch

Circle Candle Holder
Circle Candle Holder

Hand-forged candle based on designs by Bridge and Crossland. 1" x 1/4" flat stock. Photo by Michael Kelch

"Cleft" Fire Tool Set
"Cleft" Fire Tool Set

Hand-forged and fabricated fire tool set. Made out of 1" round and square stock. Photo by Michael Kelch

"Cleft" Fire Poker
"Cleft" Fire Poker

Hand-forged fire poker. Made out of 1" round. Photo by Michael Kelch

"Cleft" Fire Shovel
"Cleft" Fire Shovel

Hand-forged fire shovel. Made out of 1" round. Photo by Michael Kelch

"Cleft" Fire Broom
"Cleft" Fire Broom

Hand-forged fire broom. Made out of 1" round. Photo by Michael Kelch

"Cleft" Fire Tool set (detail)
"Cleft" Fire Tool set (detail)

Hand-forged and fabricated fire tool set. Made out of 1" round and square stock. Photo by Michael Kelch

"Cleft" Fire Tool Set (detail)
"Cleft" Fire Tool Set (detail)

Hand-forged and fabricated fire tool set. Made out of 1" round and square stock. Photo by Michael Kelch

"Cleft" Fire Tool Set (detail)
"Cleft" Fire Tool Set (detail)

Hand-forged and fabricated fire tool set. Made out of 1" round and square stock. Photo by Michael Kelch

"Cleft" Fire Tool Set
"Cleft" Fire Tool Set

Hand-forged and fabricated fire tool set. Made out of 1" round and square stock. Photo by Michael Kelch

"Sting Ray" Fire Tool Set
"Sting Ray" Fire Tool Set

Hand-forged wall-mounted fire tool set. Made out of 1" flat stock. Photo by Michael Kelch

Martian Candlestick
Martian Candlestick

Hand-forged candlestick. 1" x 3/8" flat stock, punched twisted and riveted together. Photo by Michael Kelch

Martian Candlestick (detail)
Martian Candlestick (detail)

Hand-forged candlestick. 1" x 3/8" flat stock, punched twisted and riveted together. Photo by Michael Kelch

Flame Andirons
Flame Andirons

Welded steel fireplace andirons with hand-forged flame element. Inspired by the minimalist designs of French designer Jean Royère. Photo by Adam Leigh-Manuell.

Flame Andirons
Flame Andirons

Welded steel fireplace andirons with hand-forged flame element. Inspired by the minimalist designs of French designer Jean Royère. Photo by Adam Leigh-Manuell.

Flame Andirons
Flame Andirons

Welded steel fireplace andirons with hand-forged flame element. Inspired by the minimalist designs of French designer Jean Royère. Photo by Adam Leigh-Manuell.

Flame Andirons
Flame Andirons

Welded steel fireplace andirons with hand-forged flame element. Inspired by the minimalist designs of French designer Jean Royère. Photo by Adam Leigh-Manuell.

Flame Andirons
Flame Andirons

Welded steel fireplace andirons with hand-forged flame element. Inspired by the minimalist designs of French designer Jean Royère. Photo by Adam Leigh-Manuell.

Flame Fire Place Screen
Flame Fire Place Screen

Fire Place Screen with hand-forged flames and riveted frame. Photo by Michael Kelch

Flame FirePlace Screen
Flame FirePlace Screen

Fire Place Screen with hand-forged flames and riveted frame. Photo by Michael Kelch

Flame Fire Place Screen
Flame Fire Place Screen

Fire Place Screen with hand-forged flames and riveted frame. Photo by Michael Kelch

Flame Fire Place Screen
Flame Fire Place Screen

Fire Place Screen with hand-forged flames and riveted frame. Photo by Michael Kelch

Flame Fire Place Screen
Flame Fire Place Screen

Fire Place Screen with hand-forged flames and riveted frame. Photo by Michael Kelch

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