Bob Compton’s work reflects his commitment to helping bring the tradition of forging iron into the 21st century. He is known throughout the northeast for the excellence of his craftsmanship. He started forging professionally in 1983, operating his studio, Rising Sun Forge since 1987.
Since then, Compton has sought to create work that not only fulfills its basic function but also enhances and integrates well with the overall design scheme of those he works with. In addition to traditional wrought ironwork he has studied a wide variety of design styles including Japanese, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, as well as individual styles such as Greene and Greene,Frank Lloyd Wright, and Charles Rennie McIntosh.
"When Many Act as One," an installation of 100 felted Pinch Pots
Shelburne Falls galleries and businesses celebrate a different theme or simply focus on what's new in their venue the 2nd Saturday of each month. Please come and enjoy all our small town has to offer.
BIG WHEEL PRESS: Monoprints by Lisa Hersey & Broadsides by Chris Campbell is the featured exhibit for the next Second Saturday, November 11. Join us for this reception 4-6pm with music by Blue Moon Trio. Also featured is a fundraiser for The Arms Library right here in Shelburne Falls. Check out ShelburneFalls.com to be updated on all the doings in town!