“Ancient and modern techniques, hand in hand.” The Garden of Iron is nestled in the redwoods of the Mendocino Coast, a stone’s throw from the Pacific Ocean…and has a satellite forge-works within “the Box shop”; an artist collective in San Francisco California.
While in the City, during the 80’s Barry was classically trained as an artist, in Painting, Sculpture, and developed a deep passion for swordsmanship; which incited his wonder for blacksmithing. Mythology and ritual were both important to him as he developed as an artist. He took up the hammer in 1989, and has been focused on his craft ever since … His first shop opened in Davis Ca. in 1994; the Iron Rose.