Elora Craftsman Lamp & Lantern

Elora, Ontario On Etsy since 2013


Elora Craftsman Lamp & Lantern

Elora, Ontario | 143 Sales

Announcement    Original artworks and objects; all hand crafted.


Last updated on 26 Feb, 2020

Original artworks and objects; all hand crafted.


David Cross

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David Cross


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About EloraCraftsmanLamp

Sales 143
On Etsy since 2013

Quality; Handcrafted

From an early age I enjoyed making things and at school I loved Industrial Arts class. As a young man I hoped to become a true craftsman; to make things of enduring quality. I wasn’t sure which craft to pursue, as I had many interests, and a series of “real” jobs supported my family while consuming many years of my life.

In 2002 I started my own business providing services to the home construction and renovation industry. As time permitted I studied and began to practice the art of blacksmithing so that in 2009 I had fully transformed this enterprise into Rio Bravo Ironworks located in Elora, Ontario providing custom, hand forged ornamental ironwork.

I also set about to learn the ancient art of lost wax casting. I used this process to cast small bronze and aluminum objects and figures in a variety of subjects as dictated by my muses; past and present.

As of late 2019 I have scaled back my studio practice but continue to offer hand made objects; mostly sculptural in nature.

My popular holdfasts are now available through Pine Grove Tools: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/PineGroveTools?ref=ss_profile

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Shop members

  • David Cross

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    A native of Galt, Ontario, David now lives in Fergus and operated Rio Bravo Ironworks in the heart of Elora.

Production partners

  • Laser Cutting

    Salem, ON

    Laser cut blanks from steel sheet and plate.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits