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.