Traditionally Trained Blacksmith
Pepperl Forge 1998-present, design, forging, drafting, problem solving and installation of architectural pieces.
Commissions and Awards
Best of Show, Hot Art-WNMU, collaboration with Rick O’Ryan, Silver City, NM 2006
La Fonda Hotel bunny railings, Harmony Forge (co-owner), Santa Fe, NM 1998
Lensic Theater atrium gates and balustrade railing, Harmony Forge, Santa Fe, NM 1994
Featured craftsman, Nebraska Education Television Series “Hand Me Downs” Program Title: Traditional Metal and Wrought Iron, May, 1984
Percent for the Arts, Brick Mural-Nebraska State Historical Society, 1982 (Artist Cooperative)
James was First Student, Master Blacksmith Class with Master Blacksmith Frances Whitaker, June 1989, Carbondale, Colorado, studied at the Turley School of Forging and earned a National Endowment for the Arts Apprenticeship Fellowship Grant, 1980, trained with Master Blacksmith L.A. Jorgensen, Lincoln, Nebraska.
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