- Catherine Murphy
Haw Creek Forge is a small business with a big
reputation for quality, originality and service. In their riverside
studio in the mountains of North Carolina, a small group of talented
artisans carefully craft each piece of unique and whimsical garden art,
continuing the tradition of handcrafted in America.
"We take great pride in each
piece marked with our HCF studio mark."
The brilliant patina and torch finishes on
each piece are clear coated for weather fastness and durability.
From working the high rise as a construction welder to
building power plants and paper mills, I have managed to use my creative
skills in the medium of metal. Attending craft workshops and numerous
welding schools, led me to the beauty of copper. I was able to combine my
technical skills and love of metal with my favorite school project as a
child--creating an insect collection. Many creations later, my inspiration
has grown to include all of nature, allowing me to find creativity and
satisfaction in the work that has become my life.