I’m writing this post from snowy Johnstown, PA. But next to the forge at the Center for Metal Arts, it’s toasty warm! I came here to create metal embellishments for a lamp commission and it has been a great experience. I was looking for a well equipped metal shop and an experienced metal worker to give me some one-on-one help as well as tools I could use on my own. I hit the jackpot! Dan Neville, one of the co-owners, is a wealth of knowledge, super patient, and really easy to feel comfortable around as I make my metal forming debut. I have one final day to work on these pieces and I have high hopes. Stay tuned for more photos and if you want to see a video of some of the work being created, check out my Instagram.