September 26, 2016

What exactly DO you DO? I honestly don't get asked this question nearly as much as I wish. It is complicated to answer, I'm not sure I can adequately answer it honestly! But, I'm going to try to answer it, although I may have to simplify a bit. For this blog I'll focus...

September 22, 2016

Tools. I love them. Sometimes I think I have enough, but then I go, “golly gee, I wish I could do that”. Except, I don't say “golly gee”, I say, “what the hell am I doing and why isn't “thing x” already in my shop!

I have a collection of tools. Some of them I buy: grind...

September 12, 2016

Throw about a ton of art, a tent and some displays in the back of a pickup truck and drive somewhere to sell it for a few days: This was my business plan at 21.

Art shows were the only direction I could see. It was hard. There was never enough room to bring what I wante...

September 4, 2016

I started forging steel when I was 18. My graduation present was a forge. I was awful, like, the work was so bad I could bring tears of despair to your eyes from the visual catastrophe—metal didn't deserve to be shaped like that.

I got a job at a local blacksmith/fabric...

September 2, 2016

Hi, my name is Mike Edelman. This is the third time I've started a blog about doing metal art. Maybe it is the 4th time? It doesn't matter. I get ambitious. I remember that the process is the real truth in a medium, and I passionately resolve that I WILL SHARE the proc...

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