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Blacksmith Mark Puigmarti creates contemporary hand forged metalwork at his unique studio the Sparks Will Fly Forge.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

What seems like lifetimes ago Mark was a refrigeration and HVAC mechanic. Working on commercial industrial gizmos that kept things or people warm or cold, while usually experiencing the polar opposite temperature of whatever it was he was trying to rectify.

It is a respectable trade that many men and some women make a respectable living at. However, as much as he tried to make the piping arrangements visually pleasing, orderly, and followable there was something lacking. It just never quite clicked with his persistent dream to follow a more artistic path.

   

Mark Puigmarti, Blacksmith

Mark Puigmarti, Blacksmith and metal artist

One day about half way into a 25 year run at HVACR, he made it his mission to try and change what seemed truly unchangeable. Slowly with a long list of coincidences, happy accidents and a $#!+load of sacrifices, particularly by his supportive wife Chris, positive results started to accumulate in the intended direction of working with hot metal.

This did indeed take 10 years of incremental progression to end up at the beginning of a new and completely unrecognizable life and style. It is not lost on him the sheer improbability to do that mid-career, in that career, or any for that matter. That cord was cut 14 years ago now.

Studio 8 - Indoor & Outdoor Tour

For 2021 Mark will be welcoming guests to view his work, and that of his guest artists Pat Neal, David Trotter, and Nancy R. Chalut,  both indoors and outdoors at his forge/studio/gallery.

CONTACT MARK TO BOOK YOUR TOUR

If you would like to arrange a tour of Mark's studio/forge, purchase a piece of his work, or request a commission piece, contact Mark directly through his website, by email, or by giving him a call.

402 Reach Street, Port Perry, ON

sparkswillflyforge.ca 
mark@sparkswillflyforge.ca 
Instagram: @sparkswillflyforge
Facebook: SparksWillFlyForge
905-862-2396

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Mark Puigmarti, Blacksmith Metal Artist

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