Michael is a dedicated artisan-blacksmith based in Sharpsburg, Georgia. He finds beauty in function, ancient design, meticulous craftsmanship, mathematical influence, and permanence. He’s maintained a working steel art studio for 16 years. He was heavily involved with the Savannah historic districts’ architectural ironwork restoration efforts and was featured on a 2006 episode of HGTV’s ‘Modern Masters’ program as well as numerous print articles.
His background is in Education and Engineering and includes a history with the US Navy submarine service, Ford Motor Company, and Gulfstream Aerospace. He’s also been a charter sailboat captain, a truck driver, a lumber-yard laborer, a scuba instructor and a fishing boat deckhand.