Hands At Work

This is where the magic happens. That space where thought reaches out through your fingers — even through to the tip of your tool — to the item you are working on. Touch. You can see the work, hear the file on the metal, but touch . . .

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Me

Today is about the person behind the scenes. Who is this “Heidi Kingman?” I think people have differing assumptions and expectations depending on how they are introduced to me.

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Story Behind the Name

Once fire became part of my toolbox, I no longer needed stones with holes in them. A whole new world opened up. And suddenly my business name no longer fit — it no longer reflected me or my business.

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Tools & Materials

How many of these can you identify? Files and burs, torch and shears, pliers and hammers, press and rolling mill . . . I’m just now realizing I didn’t even get the saws in this collage!

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How I Started

That was it. Full stop. I was instantly hooked on a medium that was tactile, colorful, rooted in eons of human expression, and absolutely unlimited in skills to be learned.

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