David Browne is a contemporary sculptural blacksmith working in steel, copper and bronze. Known for his graceful flowing forms, he utilizes a combination of traditional and industrial forging methods and tools. His work is informed by a lifelong love of architecture, a childhood spent exploring the rugged mountains of Idaho, and formal education and training in ceramics.
“I’m obsessed with that precise instant when hammer die impacts hot steel. It is in that tiny nanosecond that my vision becomes reality.”
Browne has created numerous small and large scale works for individuals as well as corporate institutions throughout Southern California and the United States. David and his wife, photographer Jo Palasi, reside in the rural foothills of Ramona, in San Diego County, California.
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