Luke Proctor

Luke Proctor

I use traditional forging techniques and joinery to create contemporary work. I start with metal cut to a pre- determined length and heat it in one of my forges, I use both coal and propane gas. I then use either my pneumatic power hammer or hand hammers at the anvil and most often I will use both. The majority of my tooling has been made by myself. I use different tools, steels for hot cutting chisels, drifts, punches, and hammers. The style I have developed is in part inspired by the Danish Modern and Modern Scandinavian styles. I focus on keeping simple clean lines and forging every part of each piece to shape the metal hot. The joinery becomes the aesthetic part of the piece, a focal point it is out to be seen and can not be faked. Each piece I make represents hard honest work that is thought of to be sophisticated in its simplicity.


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Mt. Horeb, WI 53572