Single "Blooms"

Hand Forged Abstract Sculptures

Single Blooms are indoor or outdoor hand forged steel abstract sculptures. These one of a kind sculptures are favored by interior designers and homeowners alike. They can also be used as garden sculptures or in any outdoor entertainment area. Each distinctive sculpture is hammered intuitively at the anvil immediately upon removal from the forge when glowing orange hot. Each individual length of hot steel is forged into a design. To the viewer, it appears to be a dance. The blacksmith and the hot steel are choreography in motion - a captivating performance art!

The designs are contemporary, classic, and largely abstract in form. Christopher is a classically trained flutist, who, now, exclusively, improvises on the flute. The lyricism and elegance of his music reveals itself in his forged sculptures. The Single Blooms option was a suggestion from a savvy client who wanted to create her own arrangement of forms, heights and colors. Christopher responded by adding a 9‚ÄĚ steel section to the bottom of each individual element that could be inserted in an above ground stand or sunk underground inside a buried 12‚ÄĚ tube. Customers can now rearrange the Blooms in their gardens and homes to complement changing d√©cor.

The Single Blooms option was a suggestion from a savvy client who wanted to create her own arrangement of forms, heights and colors. Christopher responded by adding a 9‚ÄĚ steel section to the bottom of each individual element that could be inserted in an above ground stand or sunk underground inside a buried 12‚ÄĚ tube. Customers can now rearrange the Blooms in their gardens and homes to complement changing d√©cor.

After sandblasting and powdercoating with color and clear UV protection, Single Blooms can be installed singly or in a grouping. For above ground installation or interiors, steel stands are available that can hold 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9 sculptures.

Stands

Pointed steel tubes can also be driven into the ground to support individual sculptures in novel arrangements selected by the owners. Our clients often tell us that the sculptures make them smile and that the year round color outdoors is a joy.


Tubes are included for each bloom for installing into the ground.
Stands can be purchased to affix to a deck, concrete, or rock. Please see prices below.                      

  • 1 Holder Stand¬† 10" dia.
    - Natural Steel Finish  $250
    - Powdercoat   $450
  • 3 Holder Stand¬† 12" dia.
    - Natural Steel Finish  $450
    - Powdercoat   $800
  • 5 Holder Stand¬† 16" dia.
    - Natural Steel Finish  $700
    - Powdercoat   $950
  • 9 Holder Stand¬† 18" dia.
    - Natural Steel Finish  $950
    - Powdercoat   $1450

The different forms available to choose from are Beads, Balloons, Buds, Carnival, Doodles, Diamond Meanders, Double Doodles, Feathers, Meanders, Roses, Spirals, Waves and Wisps

Price Range: $550 - $3,500 
Height Range: 3 1/2 feet to 9 1/2 feet

You can contact Susan with your requests for color, design, size and composition and she can text images of Single Blooms available.

email: info@christopherthomsonironworks.com
phone: 505.470.3140

All sculptures are made out of powder coated forged steel.