Lyle's Profile

About

I've worked with metal from a young age: learning from my father in his welding shop in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Growing up in Truckee, I spent most of my time in the forest or swimming in lakes.

My love for the natural world led me to UC Santa Cruz, where I received my B.S. in Molecular Biology. I also studied letterpress printing and bookbinding at the Cowell Press, and taught a class on wild mushroom cultivation and foraging.

My connection to both natural and industrial design informs much of the work I do now. I combine traditional methods and organic materials with an intensely modern, industrial twist.

I'm a full-time metal artist and blacksmith living in Portland, Oregon, where I have a small shop, and an active participant in local and state-wide craft fairs, art guilds, and art…

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  • Male
  • Born on March 21
  • Joined December 28, 2008

Favorite materials

Steel, Mokume Gane, Damascus, Copper, Brass, Bronze Silver, Manzanita Burl, Walnut, Red Abalone, Leather, Paper, chocolate

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About

I've worked with metal from a young age: learning from my father in his welding shop in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Growing up in Truckee, I spent most of my time in the forest or swimming in lakes.

My love for the natural world led me to UC Santa Cruz, where I received my B.S. in Molecular Biology. I also studied letterpress printing and bookbinding at the Cowell Press, and taught a class on wild mushroom cultivation and foraging.

My connection to both natural and industrial design informs much of the work I do now. I combine traditional methods and organic materials with an intensely modern, industrial twist.

I'm a full-time metal artist and blacksmith living in Portland, Oregon, where I have a small shop, and an active participant in local and state-wide craft fairs, art guilds, and art collectives.

LEARN MORE:

Website:
www.handforgemetal.com

Facebook: Hand Forge


RETAIL LOCATIONS:
Contact me to learn more about wholesale orders.

Lorien Powers Studio Jewlery
10382 Donner Pass Road Truckee, CA

The Sword & Fern
811 East Burnside #114 Portland, OR
www.swordandfern.com

The Feather's Edge Finery
113 NW Minnesota Avenue Bend, OR
www.thefeathersedge.com

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