LeslieTharpDesigns

Unique Hand-forged Art and Accessories

Gainesville, Florida 191 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (39)

LeslieTharpDesigns

Unique Hand-forged Art and Accessories

Gainesville, Florida | 191 Sales

Leslie Tharp

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Leslie Tharp

Announcement    Hello and thank you for visiting my little shop! I hand forge each item you see in my little metal studio in Gainesville, FL. You'll find a variety of hand-forged accessories here in the shop, and you can see more of the large work I create or workshops I teach by visiting my website at LeslieTharp.com

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Last updated on Nov 13, 2018

Hello and thank you for visiting my little shop! I hand forge each item you see in my little metal studio in Gainesville, FL. You'll find a variety of hand-forged accessories here in the shop, and you can see more of the large work I create or workshops I teach by visiting my website at LeslieTharp.com

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About LeslieTharpDesigns

Sales 191
On Etsy since 2010

Conceived from fire and imagination

My name is Leslie Tharp and I am the artist behind all the lovely things you see in my Etsy Shop.

I have dabbled in the visual arts ever since I was a young girl. Little did I know my interests in sketching, drawing, painting, molding, carving, and building would lead me down a path to falling madly in love with metal and fire!

I work with both traditional blacksmithing techniques as well as modern plasma cutting and welding techniques to create all sorts of things, large and small. I find that when the steel is hot it acts almost like clay, but in seconds is rigid and strong. The ability to maneuver and manipulate such a strong material really captured my attention the first time I built a sculpture large enough to climb, and within minutes of welding it together I climbed to the top!

Sipping a cup of coffee on a cool morning while tapping out ideas on the anvil has become my favorite way to spend time in my shop. The rhythm of the hammer seems to mimic my own heartbeat some days, and I watch my imagination unfold in front of me.

I love creating unique items that may be small enough to hold in your hands, hang on your wall, or large enough to climb and explore with your whole body. I work to make art that can be seen and engaged with by everyone. This philosophy drives my public art practice and unites my vision as an Etsy Seller.

The items you find in my shop are made one at a time, most often with the simplest of tools- a forge and anvil. My products and methods are pure and simple, and I stand behind the durability of everything I make. I hope you enjoy my products as much as I've enjoyed making them.

To see more of the large sculptures I build, please visit LeslieTharp.com
Follow me on Instagram @LeslieTharpDesigns to see new pieces developing and soon to arrive in my Etsy Shop.

Shop members

  • Leslie Tharp

    Owner, Maker, Metal Artist, Business Woman

    Leslie forges each item using blacksmithing techniques used for hundreds of years. In her personal life, Leslie feels it's important to stay in touch with these raw materials and slow processes, as it reflects our connection to the world around us.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 9, 2018
My name is Leslie Tharp and I'm a female metal artist living in Gainesville, FL.
I combine both traditional blacksmithing and modern cutting, welding, and etching techniques to create unique and durable metal accessories and home decor.
I also make large public sculpture, which can be seen throughout the southern U.S. and teach hands on workshops here in Gainesville.
Visit LeslieTharp.com to see more about me and the work I create!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If your order arrives damaged please contact me immediately and I will refund your order.
Payment
Florida residence must pay a 6.75% sales tax.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me with custom order and wholesale inquiries!