Hand Forged Steel Lamp | WICKS FORGE

$150.00

Industrial Ecology

“I have a background in conservation and love incorporating environmental themes into both my work and production processes. Steel is the material in which I work. I make most of my products from raw stock of standard sizes. Unfortunately, there is always waste–from steel cut-offs, failed pieces, and even from the need to prototype and experiment when developing new products. In natural systems, one specie’s waste becomes another specie’s food. The closed loop system means nothing is truly wasted and no material is worthless. Quite the opposite, as that “waste” enables further creation. I see this daily in my work. Time seemingly wasted on experimentation or a failed product can all of a sudden lead to a new technique, a new product, or a new perspective. When this philosophy is adopted in the world of production, it is known as “industrial ecology.” It is the theme I adopted to create these pieces, all of which are made from the “waste” of my daily work. They are also a fun reminder that sometimes just a slight shift in perspective can open up a whole new world of creation.” 

-Nicholas Moreau, 2022

This item is located at Maine Craft Portland, and featured in the special exhibition Forging Ferrous, on view from September 2 – October 31, 2022.

Lamp Size 10″ Tall x 7″ Steel Shade

1 in stock

WICKS FORGE
Nicholas Moreau
Pownal, ME

Nicholas Moreau, metalworker. The Wicks have been in the metal trade since the early 1900s. Nick‘s great-great-grandfather worked on the Statue of Liberty and his great-grandfather was a pioneer in the field of welding. He ran a welding shop and later a welding school during WWII where he and Nick‘s grandfather trained welders in support of the war effort. Many years later Nick came along and after apprenticing with Jim Whitson in Scotland, started Wicks Forge using the family tools. Wicks Forge has become known for handmade functional housewares that balance a playful aesthetic with accessibility. Wicks Forge has been featured in numerous national and regional publications including Popular Mechanics, Better Homes and Gardens, Downeast Magazine, New England Magazine, Connecticut Magazine, and others.

 

Shipping Measurements

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 10 × 10 in
Materials

80 CRV2 Carbon Steel, Canvas Phenolic Handle, Brass Rivets