Meet Tom Wooten, a talented designer and blacksmith, who has had a close working relationship with Charleston Forge for over two decades.
Tom has an unconventional method of design which triggers his creativity. Sitting down with a sketchpad and pencil, he often spends less than a minute swiftly sketching a variety of swirls and curves. "The faster I scribble the better the idea," Tom explains. These quick and rough drawings become his designs, and when he makes his way into the forge they take shape.
Tom creates beautiful work using steel, copper and bronze. He often adds other elements such as wood, stone or glass to his art. We are now featuring two candle stands which are CF Home exclusive designs, both can be found on our website.