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Illinois Artisans Program: Forge Work

  • Location: Illinois Artisans, Chicago, Chicago
  • Date: Thursday, November 01, 2012 through Friday, November 30, 2012 , 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Roberta Elliott, Cobden, IL
Will be featured this November at Illinois Artisans, Chicago 
100 W. Randolph, Suite 2-200,
for more info: 312.814.5321

Roberta Elliott
The Velvet Hammer, Ltd.


I started blacksmithing in 1978, while a physiology graduate student at SIU Carbondale, wanting to become a farrier. There I discovered there was more than just horseshoes to be made. Since then I have tried to develop a distinct style with a feminine personality. My passions are forge welding and working pipe, which I try to combine as often as possible. At first I only made functional item for the home. Currently I am exploring more sculptural pieces.



I joined the Illinois Artisan Program in its second year. I have won 2 James Thompson merit awards. Along with galleries around the country, I show my work in art shows in the Midwest, where I have won many awards, including several at the Old Capitol Art Fair in Springfield, IL. One year I won 1st and 2nd at the Professional Art Exhibit at the Illinois State Fair.

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