Eilisain aka Lisette in Gaelic

Welcome to my blog, where I document my process in making jewelry, muse on the influence of art and the joy of making beautiful objects.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

In the studio with blacksmith Zack Noble

Continuing on with my Penland studio visit posts, after meeting with Hoss Haley we mosied on over to Zack Noble's studio.  

Zack is a warm and welcoming artist, and his shop is just the same with an extensive amount of tools and space.  Similar to Hoss Haley, Zack also worked and taught at Penland and does commission based work.  
It seems that within the blacksmithing world as in the jewelry world, you can do commissions which aren't always what the artist would like or run your own body of work but bust your ass trying to sell it!

Zack shared with us some tricks of the trade, how he acquired some of his machinery and his future projects.  It was a real treat!  Zack's shop is located in the River Arts District of Asheville, a little farther from downtown but in a great location.  

Amir and Zack sharing stories.  Shana on the right. 

A large expansive studio, so jealous!

One of Zacks assistant.  I forget his name, but he's an amazing artist!

Loved these candle holders!

Imagine these pieces first as a long thick piece of iron and then forged in opposing directions. 

All the work in the photos above are in Zack's gallery in front of the studio. 
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