Steeling Nature, Mark & Mindy Gardner
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Illinois Artisans features Mark & Mindy Gardner, master blacksmiths,
this September. Mark and Mindy work together in their blacksmith
shop built in 1928, Flood Plain Forge, in Farmer City. A selection of
their work, including tables, wall hangings and sculpture is displayed
and for sale at Illinois Artisans located at 100 W. Randolph Suite
2-200 Chicago, IL 60601.
Illinois Artisans, a not-for-profit endeavor, is a showcase for art work created by the state's finest artisans. It provides an ongoing opportunity to view and purchase the best designed and crafted traditional, contemporary, ethnic and folk art made in Illinois.
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Metal Tile can be displayed on an easel or hung. This unique piece
is made of
14-gauge mild steel, chased and repoussed using a treadle hammer. Edges
are upset. Coloring is brass brush, oil & wax finish. Price upon
Welcome to Flood Plain Forge
Flood Plain Forge is an historical blacksmith shop
located in Farmer City, Illinois that is the studio of Mark Gardner
and Mindy Gardner, artisan blacksmiths. They specialize in artistic
and functional one-of-a-kind metal work in steel, wrought iron & copper.
All pieces are individually hand-crafted using many tools that are made
at Flood Plain Forge.
Hand-forged mild steel chandelier using repoussed leaves, tendrils, & grapes
will add a festive glow to any room. Oil & wax finish.
Mark & Mindy use traditional methods to create
works of contemporary art. Most of their hand-made pieces are mild
Among Flood Plain Forge creations are chased & repoussed
wall hangings, switch plates, door plates, hand-wrought chandeliers,
gates, fireplace sets and tables.
Visit the gallery on this web site for a taste
of what Mark & Mindy
Gardner can create. Contact them for your next commissioned
work of art or for pieces that are for sale at Flood Plain Forge.