日本漫画天翼鸟之老3d师

  • Burning Canoe Ironworks by Connor Hamilton
    日本漫画天翼鸟之老3d师

    Burning Canoe Ironworks - Thunder BayIronworks and Blacksmithing by Connor Hamilton

    Inspiration. Imagination. Vision. Reality.

    日本漫画天翼鸟之老3d师Beautiful, functional works of art wrought from iron and fire.

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Artist’s Statement

Connor Hamilton – Thunder Bay Blacksmith and Ironworks Artist

日本漫画天翼鸟之老3d师My ironwork draws a lot of influence from the Celtic and Nordic cultures. My interest in these cultures began with my interest in Celtic music. When I was younger, my father was in a Celtic band and I grew up immersed in the music from Ireland and Scotland. As I got older I started learning about the Celtic culture and fell in love with the history and art of the Celts. The knots of the Celtic and Nordic cultures have been one of my prime influences in drawing and now I can transfer them into metal.

日本漫画天翼鸟之老3d师Another main influence is the Fur Trade. My parents both worked as re-enactors at a historical fur trade post at which Celtic music is often played with pipes and fiddles around the fort. Growing up, my parents brought my sister and I there quite often which led to both of us eventually following in our parent’s footsteps. My father was the blacksmith when he worked there and after a year of building canoes, I decided to see if I was able to try blacksmithing. Even though I really enjoy blacksmithing, there is a part of me that loved the natural aspect of birch bark canoes and I try to add that into my ironwork as much as I can.

日本漫画天翼鸟之老3d师I try to work as traditionally as I can to respect the fur trade side of my influences, but I am also aware that contemporary methods are important to use because they offer more efficient work practices. I feel that combining the historical feeling of traditional work, and the benefits of modern blacksmithing practices will help me to grow as an artist and tradesperson, and that I will be able to draw from each to develop a strong personal style in the future.

日本漫画天翼鸟之老3d师Connor Hamilton

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Some of My Work

All of these ironworks are for sale (unless already sold).

Please Contact Me to find out availability. Custom orders are also available.

What I Make

  • Axes & Knives

    Burning Canoe Ironworks - Axes and KnivesI have created many different axes, knives, and blades. All ironwork is of course handcrafted, as are all my handles and handle designs. All pieces are decorative and functional.

  • Fireplace Accessories

    Nothing beats a set of wrought-iron andirons next to the fireplace – and nothing beats a handmade set! I fashion many different pieces including pokers, log shifters, and grated log holders.

  • Wearables

    Burning Canoe Ironworks - Wearables日本漫画天翼鸟之老3d师I make many different kinds of unique jewellery and decorative wearables including Celtic-inspired pendants, brooches suitable for scarves or kilts, and other pieces.

  • Racks & Hooks

    Burning Canoe Ironworks - Hooks and Coat RacksThere is something about an iron coat rack at the back door. It’s raw, it’s solid, and it will stand up to the wear and tear of any family. I also make a line of hooks that can be used decoratively for coats, pots, or any other use you can think of.

  • Sculptures

    Burning Canoe Ironworks - Sculptures日本漫画天翼鸟之老3d师I design and create many decorative and functional blacksmithing sculptures from elaborate iron candlesticks and statuettes to functional tables, trivets, and more.

  • Custom Work

    Burning Canoe Ironworks - CustomHave an idea for an ironwork or custom blacksmith project, either as a gift or for your own enjoyment? Contact me and I’ll glad discuss your vision to see if we can make it happen.

Background

My ironwork draws a lot of influence from the Celtic and Nordic cultures. My interest in these cultures began with my interest in Celtic music.

Burning Canoe Ironworks - Thunder Bay

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“Combining the historical feeling of traditional work, and the benefits of modern blacksmithing practices will help me to grow as an artist and tradesperson.” – Connor Hamilton