Caleb Kullman Studio
About The Artist
Caleb Kullman • SANTA FE, NM
Metal • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
Creating new designs using old techniques and crafting unique objects from mundane materials are challenges I embrace daily in my practice. Experimentation with various materials as well as exploration of technique have been fertile sources of creative inspiration throughout my career. I incorporate repurposed materials into my work regularly, and strive to design objects with contemporary relevance and embodied connections to place and history.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
I work primarily with iron and steel, utilizing the traditional forging techniques of blacksmithing, coupled with modern machining, fabrication and digital design. The methods I use to work directly with hot metal – heating it to temperatures that render it soft, malleable, and plastic, and shaping it using a hammer and anvil - are evident in the richly layered textures and remnant marks left upon my work at every step, revealing the determined and focused forces exerted in the creation of each piece.