The Wareham
          Forge

Walking through Wareham
the Yard Art Tour

So here's the thing.
I've now been in Wareham over 30 years - also the length of time as the Wareham Forge.
Over that long a time, you tend to accumulate a lot of pieces.
Some of these are concept tests and samples that lead to major commissions.
Some of these are good pieces, that for one reason or another just never attracted a buyer.
Some of these were intended as 'show' pieces, which simply got marred after being repeatedly being hauled and exhibited.
Some of these are 'just because' pieces, using novel techniques or conceptual designs that cried out to be created.

Many are often what any artist considers some of their best work.

I have not participated in retail craft shows since my last showing at Summerfolk, in 2015. At point of writing (2021) I am officially a 'Senior', and so kind of semi-retired (no longer dependant on sales to keep food on the table). I've got a lot of what I consider good work (or at least interesting work) packed away and collecting dust.
To what end?
So I have started pulling these pieces out, and setting them up, scattered over the tree covered one acre yard at Wareham.
(And yes, if you see something you really like, most all of these are still available for purchase!)

art-map
Diagram of Placement over Wareham
(There are any number of smaller pieces scattered through the yard!)

Smaller inset images show work as first created
For fuller descriptions, go to object type :
Gates
Railings
Arbours
Windbiles
Sculptural
Fountains

A Note on current condition : Many of these pieces have been mounted out of doors for a decade or more!

one
ONE

'Lily Radiance' Gate
2004


Made as a display piece

forged mild steel and pipe  decorative paint

one-O
two
TWO

'Little Fishes' (Capelin)
2020


Originally part of 'Last to Sea'

stainless steel


three
THREE

'Paris Metro' Arbour
2008


One of four panels, made as a display piece for Canada Blooms

forged structural steel

paris
4-5
FOUR

'Silver Broadleaf' Fountain
2005


One of a series

aluminum, forged pipe
commercial pump

FIVE

'Focult Pendulum 2' 
2005


forged mild steel
bones
SIX

'De'm Bones' Arbour
2003


Display piece

forged structural & mild steel
turbine
SEVEN

'Barrel Turbine'
2016


Made for Elora Sculpture Project

stainless steel &
mild steel plate
decorative paint

turbine
rotor
EIGHT

'La Tene Rotor 2' Windbile
2012


One of a series

stainless steel
rotors
NINE

'Rotors' Windbile
1995 ?


Concept piece

found objects
norse
TEN

'Norse Weather Board - North' Weathervane
2000 ?


One of a series

copper
glass beads

norse
spears
ELEVEN

'Spears of Summer' 
2014


Made for Elora Sculpture Project

forged structural steel

spears
tipping
TWELVE

'Tipping Point' 
2020


Made for Elora Sculpture Project

stainless steel sheet
decorative paint

tipping
h-g
THIRTEEN

'Hello - Goodbye' 
2018


Made for Elora Sculpture Project

stainless steel sheet
forged & welded mild steel

h-b
scrap
FOURTEEN

'Scrap Heap'
2010 ?

Intended as 'decorative storage'

heavy structural steels
sinds
FIFTEEN

'Celtic Winds' Windbile
20


Made as a display piece

stainless steel

winds
spiral
SIXTEEN

'Spiral Spinner' Windbile
2019


Prototype for 'Tipping Point'

stainless steel
mim
SEVENTEEN

'Man's Inhumanity' Windbile
2020


Concept piece

welded scrap steel
paris
EIGHTEEN

'Paris Metro' Arbour
2008


Three of four panels, made as a display piece for Canada Blooms
 
forged structural steel

metro
gates
NINETEEN

'Celts at the Gate - Spears & Shield' Gate
modified 2006


Display piece
forged mild steel

TWENTY

'Wheat Sheaf' Railing
2007


Sample piece against a commission

forged mild steel
rail
TWENTY ONE

'Untitled' Railing
2010 ?


Purpose made for (earlier) deck at Wareham

forged structural steel
pair
TWENTY TWO

'Rushes' Railing
2010 ?


Originally made as a sample against a commission, then modified for (earlier) deck at Wareham

forged structural steel

TWENTY THREE

'Kelp' Railing
2009


Sample against a commission

forged structural steel
leaves
TWENTY FOUR

'Autumn Leaves' Arbour
re-painted 2015


Made as a display piece

forged structural & mild steel

leaves

gate
TWENTY FIVE

'Elephant Grass' Gate
1999


Made as a display piece

forged structural & mild steel

grass
layers

displayed horizontally
TWENTY SIX

'Layers'
2013


Made for Elora Sculpture Project

forged mild & stainless steel
wrought iron, copper

layers
legacy
TWENTY SEVEN

'Legacy'
2018


Made for Elora Sculpture Project

found (recycled) bottles
steel frame

legacy
folcult
TWENTY EIGHT

'Focult Pendulum'
2005


Created for display at Summerfolk

mild steel plate
pipe frame

cod
TWENTY NINE
not keyed on map
(along east property line)

'Drying Line'
2016


Created for display at Summerfolk

stainless steel
mild steel framing

drying

as installed at Kelso Beach - 2016
gong
THIRTY

'Cylinder Gong'
2004


Created for display at Summerfolk

recycled tank, sheet brass
pipe frame
tri
THIRTY ONE

'Tri-Dish'

1998 ?

Concept piece

recycled glass form
mild steel
rushes
THIRTY TWO

'Copper Rushes'
2004


Originally a fountain
(only the sculptural elements)

forged mild steel
 copper sheet

rushes
last THIRTY THREE

'Last to Sea'
2020


Made for Elora Sculpture Project

found (recycled) bottles, fishing net
forged mild steel plate
natural stones base

kelp
THIRTY FOUR

'Kelp Seafloor'
2008


Concept piece
(made for display in the pond)
 
forged structural steel
fish

(older image)
THIRTY FIVE

'Ceolcanth'
2008


Concept piece

found scrap
forged steel
pump
THIRTY SIX

'Curves' Fountain
2019


Assembled from 'Water Widget' parts on hand, to serve as output for pond pump

aluminum sheet
copper tubing
salmon not keyed on map
(inside workshop)
 
'Salmon of Knowledge'
2008


Prototype
aluminum
decorative paint






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All text & photographs Darrell Markewitz the Wareham Forge. .