Copper
Cut, heated, bent,
and bra
zed into art
Steel
Cut, heated, hammered
welded and made into useful art and more

‚ÄčForge Ahead

Meet the Artist

 

Let me introduce myself.  My name is Pat Blair. I currently split my time between Humboldt County, California and Petersburg, Alaska.  I have lived here in the Redwoods for over 40 years, and now have a home and studio/shop in Petersburg.  Petersburg is located on Mitkof island in Southeast Alaska, the part of the state known as the Panhandle.  I owned a bicycle shop in 1979-1983, had jobs where I had to wear a hard hat to work, and had jobs that required a suit and tie. I prefer the Hard hat.  In addition to Metal sculpture,  I now run a small bicycle shop in Petersburg.

One of my sisters took me to a working metal sculptor's studio when I was a boy, and I was immediately taken with this medium.  As soon as I was able to earn enough money, I purchased a set of tanks and torches and learned to weld and braize with them. I can't imagine not having a set of torches.  

Take that kid and add fifty years of experience, a few good dogs, a lovely and happy family, and you have me now - only a little grayer.  That fifty years experience has allowed me to do stuff with a torch that can really be cool. (see "fun Stuff"). 

I was on a job a number of years ago and was given some scrap copper from a sheetmetal job. I took that scrap home and immediately fell in love with this new to me material, and work almost exclusively in copper now.  Thanks for looking,  and I hope to hear from you with an order soon.

Pat