Gallery - 'Middle Earth'-style candelabra
Every one of our Tolkien-esque candlesticks is unique.
Free-form Tolkein-esque hand forged candelabra such as this really allow the blacksmith to 'play' with the metal and allow the final shape to emerge. As a consequence, no two pieces forged in this style are the same.
The organic lines and shapes forged into this candelabra illustrate how malleable and flexible metal is - and therefore what a versatile and expressive material it is. Although the individual twists, turns, loops and scrolls in effect form themselves, it takes the skilled blacksmith's keen eye for line, shape and scale to ensure that the end result is well-proportioned, balanced and visually appealing. Which all goes to show that there is much more to being a blacksmith than just hitting metal!