Kirk Sullens: The Blacksmith Who’s More Than Just a Metal-Bender
Ah, Kirk Sullens, the blacksmith who’s been hammering away for 30 years and still hasn’t lost his touch—or his sense of humor. Best known for his wildlife creations that decorate Bass Pro Shops across the U.S. and Canada, Kirk is the guy you go to when you want art that’s also a tool. Or is it a tool that’s also art? Either way, he’s got you covered.
Based near Orlando, Florida, he’s like the Disney World of blacksmithing, but with fewer lines and more fire. For more details, visit Kirk Sullens.
Kirk Sullens’ Philosophy: Because Mountain Lions Need Naps Too
When it comes to philosophy, Kirk Sullens is all about the beauty in everyday life. Forget snarling lions and dramatic poses; he once used a napping mountain lion as a subject for a handrail decoration. Yes, a napping mountain lion! Because even apex predators need their beauty sleep, right?
Kirk believes in capturing the little moments that make life beautiful, like a hawk misplacing its foot. It’s like Instagram but for metalwork.
Kirk Sullens’ Classes: Where You Forge Your Own Octopus
If you’ve ever thought, “I wish I could forge my own octopus,” then you’re in luck! Kirk offers a variety of blacksmithing classes, from basic bladesmithing to, yes, forging an octopus. Because nothing says “I’m a skilled blacksmith” like an eight-legged sea creature made of metal.
And don’t worry, the classes are “COVID-adjusted,” which means you’ll be forging at a safe distance but still close enough to feel the heat.
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