Since 1972 my craftsman journey as a studio artist has followed where the medium has led, fueled by an intense curiosity in a variety of metalworking techniques, primary hot working of ferrous and non-ferrous materials. I have acquired the skills to produce and market my work through a diversity of non-traditional educational and work experiences. With the evolution of these skills and through experiment, a design philosophy emerged developing a personal vocabulary dealing with sculptural, decorative and architectural concerns.


Decorative and Sculptural Ironwork, 1999, Second Edition, Dona Z. Meilach, The Contemporary Blacksmith, 2000, Dona Z. Meilach, The Visionary State, 2006, Eric Davis, Builders of the Pacific Cost, 2008, Lloyd Khan