Eric Clausen began making jewelry and metal sculpture in the early seventies.
Now a master blacksmith, he brings to bear a lifetime of experience in the creation of
custom stair rails, fire screens, chandeliers, furniture,
gates and knives for clients in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as the gold country of the Sierras.
Eric served as president of the California Blacksmiths Association and has lectured at
California College of the Arts.
"Creating art in metal is a challenging and gratifying process.
Making a three dimensional sculpture in which every facet is formed by the
oldest methods; striking, piercing, bending, heating, twisting, and cutting,
is both a physical and mental exercise. It takes strength and clear thinking
to develop a piece, to direct every move when pulling steel from the fire and working