Open Studios 2015 Nov. 6,7, & 8th

Ryan is excited about his 7th year participating in Greenville’s Open Studios. Please visit us Friday Nov 6th 6-9pm, Saturday Nov 7th 10-6pm, and Sunday Nov 8th 12-6pm.

I use industrial welding technology and old Blacksmithing equipment to create metal artwork. I use new and recycled steel purchased from a local supply company. I create products ranging in color and design from 17 years of experience working directly with iron.  My studio is home to a blacksmith shop with metal fabrication tooling. I am involved in teaching and promoting the craft of artist blacksmith.

Most of my work is site specific and commission based, but Open Studios offers me an opportunity to create an annual series of artwork. My 2015 exhibit is dedicated to the landscape of downtown Greenville and explores building and ironwork. Towers growing, land shifting, people emerging. The series consists of small moquettes of an architectural village influenced by Greenville’s growing downtown scene. Small to large work is available.

Introductory Welding and Blacksmithing courses at Artistry Workshops and Gallery

Blacksmithing Class: Introduction to forging area, tools, and supplies used in a small blacksmith shop. Instruction of hammering techniques, and forge use. The student will complete several small handmade products such as hooks, scroll work, decorative grille, tooling, etc…

Welding Class: Introduction to mig and stick welding. Projects include welded sculpture, bottle tree,  etc…

Price: $125 for a Saturday workshop (7 hour class with lunch included).

Classes are tailored to your skill level and types of projects you want to create. Contact Ryan by email for more detailed information and to reserve your spot.

Collaboration with Heirloom Hand Forged Designs

Creative Ironworks is delighted to announce some exciting changes! On June 1, 2012, Ryan Calloway – owner of Creative Ironworks – will begin a new collaborative effort with Heirloom Hand Forged Designs, of Campobello,SC. This will formalize a very successful working arrangement that has been ongoing since 2008.

By joining forces with Heirloom, Ryan will add his considerable skills as a designer, artist, and blacksmith to the outstanding staff at Heirloom. This combination of talent, experience, infrastructure, and resources further establishes Heirloom as one of the leading manufacturers of architectural metalwork in theSoutheastern United States, and further boosts Ryan’s reputation as one of the premier artisans in the industry.

The Creative Ironworks studio and gallery will continue to offer its private line of sculpture and art- designed and hand-forged by Ryan Calloway. Ryan will continue to provide custom design work and will continue to produce commissioned work through Creative Ironworks. Additionally, Creative Ironworks will be offering training classes design and blacksmithing- all taught by Ryan in Creative Ironworks’Greenvillestudio.

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