John Rigoni

    I am a firefighter and artist blacksmith.  This site is a sounding board for my obsession, that being ironwork.  I started smithing in 2004 and haven't looked back.  I was lucky enough to attain a work visa after college and traveled across the pond to Europe to work as a journeyman smith.  I worked in the shops of Andrew Rowe in Wales, Terry Clark in England and Uri Hofi in Israel.  I now run a small shop here in Texas with the intent on creating beautiful work.