Iron Design Company was established to promote modern designs in hand formed iron objects, transforming a bold material into everyday items that are innovative and inviting. Additionally, IDC supports an apprenticeship with the local highschool, giving students a unique opportunity to work with their hands.

Honoring L. Brent Kington

August 12, 2009

Last weekend we traveled to the Penland School of Crafts to honor artist and educator L. Brent Kington. In 1970 Brent hosted the first university blacksmithing conference and established the only university program in blacksmithing at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. I am among many graduates who owe their education to Brent and continue to be inspired by his words and work. Visit a current retrospective of his iron at the Illinois State Museum:

L. Brent Kington: Mythic Metalsmith