Jason A. Smith
Artist Blacksmith

Smithworks Iron & Design
1238 Forrest Blvd.
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404) 668-6840
Email: jason@smithworksiron.com
Website: www.smithworksiron.com

 

Education
Bachelor in Fine Arts, 1999 (BFA) Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, D.C.

 

Professional Experience
President and Founder, Smithworks Iron & Design, Decatur, GA, May 2006 - Present.
Conception, design, fabrication, installation and sales of commissions in numerous private and public collections.

Instructor, The Waldorf School, Decatur, GA, 2010 - Present.
Curriculum design and course instruction on the principles of blacksmithing for 8th graders.

Lead Fabricator and Installation Team Leader, Calhoun Design & Metalwork, Atlanta, GA,
2002 - 2006.

Blacksmith, Fabricator, Andrew T. Crawford Ironworks, Atlanta, GA, 2000 - 2002.

 

Select Commissions
Town of Braselton, GA, Public Art Commission, “Pecan Tree Rail,” Custom forged steel and powder-coated organic rail, 300’, April 2011.

Mellow Mushroom, Lexington, SC, Private Commission, “Dandelion,” Powder-coated steel and reappropriated bicycle rims, 9’L x 9’W x 30’H, July 2011.

Jamestown Properties, Private Commission, “Pig,” Signage for White Provisions commercial development, Plasma cut quarter inch steel plate, 8’W x 4’H, 2011.

Benedict, Private Commission, “Lily Rail,” Custom forged steel and patina organic rail, 40’, 2010.

Private Commission, Chattanooga, TN, “Organic Interior Rail,” Heavily forged branch motif rail, 30’ length, 2010.

Tel Aviv, Israel, Private Commission, “Abstract Linear Sculptures,” 2 abstract sculptures created for a synagogue, painted steel, 4’L x 4’W x 4’H, 2010.

Spa Sentio, Private Commission, “Serpentine Table with 3 Sculptural Bases,” Distressed wood and steel, 12’L x 3’W x 3’H, 2009.

Private Commission, “Double Gates with Arbor,” Traditional scrolled double, arbored gate for garden entry with built in light feature, 8’W x 10’H, 2009.

Nena Hallford, Private Commission, “Geometric Gate,” Painted fabricated steel, 12’W x 6’H, 2008.

Jim Schmidt, Private Commission, “Traditional French Steel and Bronze Rail,” Continuous compound radius rail covering four stories, designed in collaboration with

Atlanta architect Peter Block, Forged steel pickets and silicon bronze cap, 103’ length, 2006.

JCT Kitchen & Bar, Private Commission, “Custom Steel Lighting,” Custom lighting and architectural detailing designed in collaboration with Atlanta-based designer

Smith Hanes for upstairs bar and downstairs dining area in Westside Atlanta bistro, 2006.

 

Group Exhibitions
Stories in Form (Guide, Drink and Design), Museum of Design Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, 2012.

Movers and Shakers: MOCA GA Salutes the Rising Stars of the Georgia Arts Scene, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, 2011.

Make Art Save the World, The Arts Exchange, Atlanta, GA 2009.

Thesis Exhibition, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1999.

Gold Key Exhibition, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1995.

 

Press
Abney, Kate. “Interior Instincts.” Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles November 2010: 54-61.

Abney, Kate, et al. “What’s Hot Now!Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles September 2010: cover, 20-35.

Hunsinger, Susan. “Smithworks.” Decatur Living Jan-Feb. 2008: 14-15.

 

Honors and Activities
Penland School of Craft, Instruction in copper sheet forming, Summer, 2011.

The Berthold Schmutzhart Award for Sculpture, 1999.

Internship with Naturalist and Anthropologist Eustace Conway, Boone, NC, 1998.

The Scholastic Gold Key Award for Painting, 1995