Wheat Table

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Wheat Table

2015

52″ long  x  37″ high  x  14″ deep

A glass-topped, hand-forged iron table in the image of a field of wheat.

There’s nothing more satisfying for a blacksmith than combining art and function. For centuries this has been the aspiration for artist/blacksmiths all over the world.  For many years Paul has been creating these one-of-a-kind impressionist-style tables inspired by Canada’s rugged natural beauty.

This table celebrates the bounty and graceful beauty of the Canadian Prairies.

 

My journey to becoming an artist is the subject of two recently released short films:

Reimer Reason” was selected as a finalist in the Dirtbag Film Festival in Kimberley, BC (April 2019).  This was put together by two very talented local film makers – Levi Froese and Jeremy Friesen – better known as Leroy and The Bean.

Forging Ahead” tells the story of how, at the age of 15, I began my career as a blacksmith.  It was shot by Cranbrook’s local cable tv station.

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