Handcrafted with love and fire.
I'm a self-taught metalsmith living in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains next to the Little River in East Tennessee, a place that provides endless design inspiration for my organic forms. I love the sound of the hammer meeting the anvil, as well as the possibilities that raw materials have to take new shape. Although I use mixed metals and natural stones in my work, the name Copper Fire was inspired by the special role that copper has played in ancient history, mythology, and human healing. I'm also drawn to the symbolic power of fire to illuminate and transform.
I aspire to make pieces that will last generations and that imbue more beauty, energy, inspiration, and meaning into everyday life.
Every piece is handcrafted with love.
~ Élan Young