ABANA Featured Forgings

Online Exhibition of Forged Work

Favorites of 2023

The theme for this exhibition is Favorites of 2023. We asked smiths and metal artists to show their favorite pieces completed during 2023. The variety of work that was submitted was amazing to see. This online exhibition is a curated showcase of selected works. All entries received will be posted on our social media accounts over the coming weeks. Thank you to all the participants in this inaugural Featured Forgings Online Exhibition.

On view November 15, 2023 – March 15, 2023.

Prairie Crocus Sculpture by Chris Spilak

Simon Connett

Art Nouveau Fire Basket

Chris Spilak

Prairie Crocus Sculpture (detail): Forged and fabricated to commemorate Manitoba’s Official Floral Emblem. (Full image above)

Anton Yakushev

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Sculptural composition: Knight / Trebuchet on a custom forged table 37″ (W) x 25″ (H) x 19″ (D) in hand forged and fabricated steel. All pieces are forged separately. Private collection Bend, OR 2023. Photos by Anton Yakushev.

Drew Alexander

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Sign Bracket, Chain, and Sign

Chris Crevelts

Forged Door Lock

Adam Plater

Sculptural Piece

Mason Weems

Heavenly War

Patrick Beck

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Garden Gate. The stylized flowers grow naturally not too far away from the gate.

Brian Donahue

Labyrinth Cross. (Right and Left: detail shots) Mild steel,  77” (h) x 38” (w) x 37” (d). A prayer garden sculpture with a single path from the lower corner to the center sphere.

Jessica Adams

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Enameled Steel Aspen Leaf

Randy McDaniel

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Metalmorphosis #27.  All work done on a 60 ton hydraulic forging press, 4-1/4” x 7-1/2” x 2-3/4” H., Pure Iron.

Roy Adams

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French Baroque Door Knocker. Gilded in gold and silver

Jeffrey D. Jubenville

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The Depths.  All forged with an incorporated glass fragment made by Albert Paley.

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Owen Riedesel

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Console Table

Antti Nieminen

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A Girl and a Teddy Bear

Andrew Good

Wall Piece inspired by Mughal stone-carved relief in a Northern Indian palace.

Robert Sigafoos

Spiral staircase. Two stories tall, forged steel~1,500 pounds.

Luc Fiedler

KEYSTONE. Modern architectural construction was the focus of this sculpture. Humor as well, since there are no stone materials…just the shape of a keystone.

Sean Berube

Mini Reef. Stone, steel (tubing, wire, and bits and bobs of mild steel), paint. 18″x12″x12″.

Joshua Gilbert

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Ornamental Courtyard Gate. Gate commission for grand entryway/courtyard of a private residence in Chicago. All hand forged parts – leaves, scrolls, Parisian style bands, mostly 1”X 1/2” solid bar, using classical techniques with some modern joinery. Powder coated mild steel with brass lock hardware.

Jennifer Petrila

Steeled wrought iron tomahawk.