Traveling around the world in 1975, I became fascinated with the art of blacksmithing while visiting my brother at the Simone Bennetton studio in Treviso, Italy. The wide range of ironwork styles being produced there opened up a plethora of ideas and emotions for me. The textures, quality of workmanship, as well as the possibilities of taking an ancient craft and transposing its techniques into modern forms, were very exciting. On returning to the United States, my brother, Stephen Bondi who was teaching sculpture and jewelry design at Catholic University, and I decided to opened our first artist blacksmithing shop in Berkley, California in 1977.
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FINE ART IRONWORK
When Stephen and I started our business, we began working with architects who were looking for artistic, high quality, traditional and non-traditional ironwork. These collaborations proved to be the beginning of a successful partnership that secured our position in the world of decorative, architectural, and fine art wrought ironwork . During this period we centered on the heavy forging of steel and the use of its plasticity to model the forms much like clay.
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