Art & Craft

Custom Architectural and Sculptural Metalwork

My most recent piece is a bedframe inspired by Ulm Cathedral and the elm tree. The birds are based on the Ulmer Spatz. It’s queen-sized, made of steel, bronze, and wood (oak). There are outlets in the frame at either side of the head. Total weight ~160kg (350lbs). The project took around 350-400 hours of combined labor for design, construction, photography, and delivery/assembly.

I’m really proud of it! There’s definitely a little bit of my soul (and blood, sweat, and tears) in this thing. Please pass it on if you like what you see.

www.jacoblefton.com

Special thanks:

Henriette Abitz — portrait photograph, metalwork, being my hero
Scott Lefton — woodwork

Jonathan Rummel — photography

To become a blacksmith, you must give your heart to a falling star.
It’s appropriate, because Iron is the heaviest element that any star can make before it collapses on itself and becomes a supernova.
Anyway, today was a tired and lazy day, as you can see :)

To become a blacksmith, you must give your heart to a falling star.

It’s appropriate, because Iron is the heaviest element that any star can make before it collapses on itself and becomes a supernova.

Anyway, today was a tired and lazy day, as you can see :)

ktt:

Illuminated Code from Space - Macrocosm and Microcosm by Haari Tesla

An experiment with images of space with tilt shift which resulted in nebulae, galaxies, and supernovae transformed into microorganisms.

Macrocosm and microcosm is an ancient Greek Neo-Platonic schema of seeing the same patterns reproduced in all levels of the cosmos, from the largest all the way down to the smallest scale.

routavirta:

Closing the night with a picture that in my mind sums up the magical atmosphere and mysticism of forging. Lots of darkness and good night to ye all!

I don’t see the magic in this. Looks like the photo was taken just after the back of his anvil fell off…

routavirta:

Closing the night with a picture that in my mind sums up the magical atmosphere and mysticism of forging. Lots of darkness and good night to ye all!

I don’t see the magic in this. Looks like the photo was taken just after the back of his anvil fell off…

damnitfeelsgoodtobeafangirl:

Another Magical Viking Girl!

Took some influence from the Varangian guard armors but just put it on an adorable badass with an axe.

I also like the idea of the girls getting bigger, taller and tougher when they transform <3 

More magic Viking girls!

damnitfeelsgoodtobeafangirl:

So I decided my new life goal is to become a magical girl viking

Because I love metal. I love metal so much. It’s the music that calms me down the most and I fucking love metal heads. Everything about it is great.

I just also wish I could be super fucking cute while also being a metal head. I mean I do it anyway but imagine if I could do it BETTER. LIKE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS! Be super brutal and badass but also super femme and adorable!!

I want to chug beer and smash it then explode into rainbow sparkles and bows and get a cute little outfit with a little skirt and a fur cloak and take my sparkly weapon and go cut off the head of a dragon and write it’s name on my face in it’s own blood and drink some more and giggle adorably and have a talking pet that instructs me and my comrades about our magical powers. That’s what I want out of my life.

Also I might have to draw more of these and by might I MEAN FUCKING YES

I would totally watch this if it were a show!

Here&#8217;s a joinery sample for a bed frame I&#8217;m doing!

Here’s a joinery sample for a bed frame I’m doing!

She&#8217;s a robot doctor.

She’s a robot doctor.

sun ripened

sun ripened