Auxier Creek Forge
Blacksmith Shop
John & Beth Lovin
21735 E. Bakerville Rd
Belle Rive, IL 62810
618-731-5661
618-973-0278
orders@auxiercreekforge.com

    
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You can't just keep Auxier Creek Forge inside or on the campground. You will love to decorate with our Shepherds Hooks, Bottle Trees and even Solar Light Holders.
Shepherds Hook
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$40.00
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(Finial will vary) Not Able To Ship
Double Shepherd's Hook
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$65.00
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(Finial will vary) Not Able to Ship
Drive-in Boot Scraper
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$33.00
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Surface Mounted Boot Scraper
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$33.00
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Bottle Tree
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$100.00
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Various Sizes Not Able To Ship
Pine Shaped Bottle Tree
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$100.00
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Not Able to Ship
Hummingbird
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$35.00
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Various Colors
Small Flag Holder
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$7.50
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(flag not included)
Solar Light Holder
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$7.50
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(Light not included)
Wine Glass Holder
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$16.50
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(Glass not included)

ARTIST STATEMENT

As an artist blacksmith I am proud to produce the finest in hand forged ironwork, each piece created by hammer, fire, and anvil, drawing from generations of craftsmen the processes, designs and nostalgia of a time gone by. I appreciate what was made and how a piece was made a century and a half ago, then to reproduce a similar item using antique tools and techniques, incorporating my own expression in design and function. I honor the traditional nature of the craft, knowing that a blacksmith from 1850 could walk into my shop and comfortably start working. My work is labor intensive, yet I find immediate satisfaction, for I see the work take form, from start to finish. If we are to understand where we are going as individuals, as families, as communities, and as a country – then we have to understand where we have been, and I believe that’s where the knowledge of traditional crafts has the greatest value.