- 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.