Our next Maker We Love that we have for you will certainly take you back centuries! This blacksmith has many high quality products that we know you're going to want to add to your kitchen immediately. Learn more about Joey's story below!
Joey Winkler - Artist Blacksmith
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The goal is always to make forged items that I would want to use myself. I like the idea of creating objects that no matter how simple, could be passed on for generations. With that in mind, I try to hold my work to fairly high standards while understanding that anything made by hand may not be perfect.
WHAT IS YOUR STORY?
I have always been interested in history, particularly ancient history and medieval European history. I spent a lot of time reading and writing in college but not much time physically making anything. The idea of forging, shaping metal using tools that date back over 100 years became extremely appealing as a way to give myself a break. The ability to apply these techniques to more modern concepts allows for an element of creative freedom that I really enjoy.
WHAT PRODUCT DO WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AND WHY?
The hand forged bottle openers have a comfortable weight and feel. These go great with any home bar set up!
IN THREE WORDS, WHY DO YOU LOVE PITTSBURGH?
Family, Community, Sports
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