Jan 5, 2015
“A cologne that smells like burnt leather”
This is a quick interview with Dawn Raines to learn some juicy
tidbits about her in a short amount of time. Dawn Raines is
an artist blacksmith working in Austin, Texas. She began her career
as a blacksmith after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Art at
Texas State University where a lot of her coursework included the
Metals and Sculpture Departments. After graduating she found a
custom ornamental iron shop called Mind over Metal and apprenticed
under Richard Schultz. She worked at Mind over Metal for over four
years creating gates, hand railing, architectural hardware,
furniture, and a slew of other things that came into the
shop. She is currently teaching Welded Steel
Sculpture at Austin Community College and also working in her
own shop, Rusty Belly Forgeworks.
If you like what you hear and want to hear more from Dawn
Raines, you can listen to our in depth interview, that will soon be
available on the BlacksmitHER.com podcast page.
What Juicy tidbits are they?
associations she belongs to? ABANA, Balcones Forge, NTBA, HABA
·When is she the most creative time of day for
her? She’s a morning person.
·Her most unusual blacksmithing job? A barter with
a dentist, a tooth for a railing!
·She prefers architectural work over sculptural,
she loves clean lines and exact measurements.
·Her favorite smell in the shop? The smell
of burnt leather!
·The strangest thing in her purse? A finger
puppet and Atlanta 33 tool steel.
Dawn Raines Links:
Website – Click
Facebook business page- Click here
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