Holman, Brad

Brad Holman
Beattyville, KY USA
Steel has the ability to hold up the tallest buildings or recreate the most delicate flower. For a large part of my life I machined it to perform tasks in an industrial setting. Even then I could see the beauty of steel in its grain when the cutting feed and speeds were perfect. Leaving that career led me back to working with steel in a different manner.

While hand forging can never replicate the extreme precision of machining it does impart more of the maker’s character, style, and even hammer shape and style.

The only limitation is the maker’s skill and creativity. The desire to challenge both is what drives me to continue to push my boundaries in both aspects.
1st time at AOFTA
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