I work with hand forged metal. I heat metal in my forge and then shape, bend, and form it into the art work I create. I only use traditional blacksmith techniques. I also work with mica to create the shades for my lamps. I use different colors of mica that work well with the hand forged metal. All of the shades are finished with fabric on all the edges. The hard woods I use are harvested locally I cut them to the size I want, then I sand them to a smooth finish. The wood is finished with a natural velvet oil finish.