CanIRON XIII Demonstrator: Peter Braspenninx

Peter Braspenninx, Michigan, USA

Hand crafted works of art and tools for the simple life

Pete Braspenninx, owner of Phyre Forge, is a graduate of the University of Michigan school of art and design (2004). He is an artist, blacksmith, and educator. His work has been shown, collected, and published nationally and internationally. His work focuses primarily on building shape and line through visual connections and joinery using traditional skills to make modern forms.

He also does architectural iron work along with sculptural work Pete’s work has been published in Anvil’s Ring, and De Klinknagel (Belgium). He has demonstrated at varied blacksmithing events, and conducted workshops at major craft centers. He has exhibited widely, including a solo show at the Metal Museum in 2018

For CanIRON XIII Pete will be demonstrating using traditional joinery techniques to create modern sculpture.