Saint Udio Blacksmiths
Visiting St. Udio was like being in another world for me. I have two little girls, I live in a home that is so full of beauty: color, warmth, and my own blend of mid century, modern, and vintage elements. Being in this workshop, I saw beauty in a different form– the form of raw materials, machinery, fire, welding masks and dirty hands. St. Udio is the workshop of blacksmith Andy Flage and Mike Harboldt, specializing in design, fabrication, and gorgeous installations.
I asked Andy, as I was taking his portrait, what was his favorite aspect of his work, and his reply was simply
“going home after a hard day’s work and washing my hands.”
I hope you are as impacted by this maker in their space as I have been. It is so good to come beside other artists, affirm their work, celebrate what they’re doing and how important their contribution to this world is.