Artist. Designer. Blacksmith.
Gavin A. Lehman
As a Blacksmith for over 20 years, my work is almost exclusively hand forged wrought iron. A product of the Rust Belt and Cleveland, Ohio few creative media could be more appropriate than iron.
The products of my studio and shop are almost exclusively custom, privately commissioned ironworks ranging from railing systems to drawer pulls and everything in between. In design and direction, my work is largely based upon exploring and harmonizing relationships, both philosophical and visual. Amongst the relationship developments relevant in my work are; harmonizing the traditional methodologies of blacksmithing with the aesthetics and ideals of contemporary design; unifying the form of an object, its surroundings and its function; and exploring the visual dualities between the organic and the mechanical. All of these relationships work towards giving each of my pieces direction and relevance within the spheres of both contemporary Art and Fine Craft.
A few select public shows are done from time to time in order to show current trends and experimental works and to sell limited runs various designer home décor, furniture, etc.