Bakersville, NC, January 15, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- New wrought iron coffee tables, benches and lighting accents are now on display at www.ZackNoble.com. Contemporary designs with clean lines and traditional techniques come together in this unique body of work. A wide array of custom architectural and sculptural metal work are presented on his website as well.
Zack's forged tables and benches are fashioned between his regularly commissioned, custom iron work.
Zack explains his choice of materials by saying, "Iron lends itself well to a table, as the natural strength of the iron can be used to create a sense of tension that may not be achieved in other media. The ideas for the wrought tables and benches come from many sources. Often an idea will come up during work on a larger, commission based piece."
When working on a commission, the parameters for the work are set by the project. This can limit the ability of the artist to fully develop an idea within the specific needs and desires of the client. Tables, benches and smaller pieces allow Zack to explore some of these project ideas and focus on the details that may get overlooked in an architectural railing or gate. The inclusion of a glass table top allows the user to see the details and precision work on the table's body and legs and adds a sophisticated final touch to each piece.
"Each design is a collaboration between my client and myself with each project being unique and suitable to its environment. I start with simple line drawings. Then I determine the best size for the material. This design challenge is what I truly enjoy," continues Zack.
After the consultation, the layout, forging and integration of the elements are the following stages for Zack. Once construction is complete, his client and Zack decide on a finish and arrange delivery. If the piece is large, Zack will install the work.
Zack further adds, "Metalworking tools and machines fill my space and help to ease the intensive labor of moving metal. Coal and propane gas forges heat the metal to 2000 degrees rendering steel as soft as clay."
The wrought tables, benches and decorative lighting fixtures featured on his website have been the focus of several high-end advertisements, including the Gallery of the Penland School of Crafts in ‘American Craft’ Vol. 69/ No.06 page 15.
About Zack Noble
Zack Noble is a well-known metalworker from Brooklyn, NY with an extensive education in blacksmithing from many of the top art smiths in the country, giving him a great deal of experience and a modern approach to design with a focus on craftsmanship. He also worked in Great Britain with Brian Russell and Chris Topp of the Real Wrought Iron Company learning methods in ancient ironwork conservation.
Zack's custom iron work can be found in or around clients homes from Florida to New York to Main Street Telluride, Colorado. In addition, he is in several fine art galleries and museums across the South-East. He is currently showing at the Gallery of the Penland School of Crafts, as well as Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Texas.
Zack maintains Noble Forge, his workshop, currently located in Bakersville -- a one hour drive from Asheville, North Carolina and resides there along with his wife, Darrah, and their daughter, Celia Sky. He is published in several books including Dona Meilach's "Ironwork Today: Inside & Out" and Matthew S. Clarke's "From Fire to Form". On occasion, he teaches at Penland School of Crafts, Peter's Valley Craft Center, John C. Campbell Folk School and demonstrates nationally.
Take this opportunity to visit his redesigned website (www.ZackNoble.com) and to see his latest wrought tables.
For more information about Noble Forge or commissioning custom metal furniture, please contact Zack Noble at email@example.com or (828) 467-0265.