Old Moneta Ironworks/Chris Lynch

My Peter Wright anvil. The one tool to rule them all.
13096 S.Old Moneta Rd.
Moneta, VA 24121
Region Central Virginia
Locality Bedford
(10:00 AM-3:00 PM)
Office: (540) 296-0565
mobile: (540) 339-2760
Email oldmonetaironworks@gmail.com
Website www.facebook.com/pages/Old-Moneta-Ironworks/195583997147310
Website www.artisanscenterofvirginia.org/individuals/detail/old_moneta_ironworks

My work is a blend of artistic expression and utilitarian blacksmithing. This means using the construction techniques and functionality of ironwork from the past and adding modern aesthetics. I enjoy combining heavy square iron,with light and gentle scrolls, bends and organic elements. Music and mother nature are big factors in my designs. A particular part to a song,or a new genre of music ever the vines that grow over my shop offer inspiration in the way I move the metal and its final appearance.

I did not expect blacksmithing to be a creative endeavor,however my mother is an amazing painter and my father has very strong skills in machines and mechanics. My work at Old Moneta Ironworks is a mixture of these two things;making beautiful things that work.

One of the most important questions I ask my customers is "which do you prefer, circles or squares" Its more than just a preference of shape,it tells me which direction to take the design.

Last Updated: 8/18/2014 3:08 PM
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