Custom Floral Creations & Workshops
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
is an honour that, according to legend, was bestowed upon the Blacksmith by the King.
The story goes the King had asked the stonemason, carpenter and other artisans in his court who made the tools they used to do their craft. Each one of them replied "the Blacksmith." When the King asked the Blacksmith who had made his tools, the Blacksmith replied "Why I make them all myself, Sire." The king was so impressed with this reply that he declared the Blacksmith the "King of all Trades."
The word "wrought" means worked, and iron is the material that was used years ago. The most popular material used today is steel.
Peter starts by sketching out a design. He heats the material to over 1000°F in a forge, then hammers it on an anvil to give texture and shape. This process must be repeated many times to achieve certain designs.
Some parts of the design need to be attached by welding or riveting.
Rough edges and joints are hammered, filed and sanded to ensure a smooth finish. After cleaning it is heated again to bring out the various colours.
Finished pieces are sealed with clear rust proof paint, or sent to be powder coated.