If you think that you're sweltering in this summer's heat, consider the life of Brad Robinson. As a blacksmith, his environment gets far toastier than those of chefs and launderers. Describing his West End studio, he says, "120 degrees is probably not stretching it at all." His old-fashioned coal forge reaches 3,000 degrees, allowing him to shape steel and bronze into furniture, architectural pieces and sculptures – his latest focus. Robinson has been doing metalwork for 10 years, including four in Richmond.
He points out that we'll all envy him in six months:"It's nice in the winter."
To see his work, visit bradleyrobinson.us.