Monica has the ability to fit hand forged ironwork into the lives of people in a way that feels natural and comforting but is also breathtaking, surprising and wonderful. Her work will invite you into a space with seductive forms and tempt you to examine and touch. Monica’s shop is “off the grid” in Northern California. Although blacksmithing and ironwork can be energy intensive Monica uses alternative forging methods and power sources to minimize her carbon footprint.
" I have worked with a number of Blacksmiths in my 45 year building career including the late and great Toby Hickman. Working with Monica Coyne on a recent project was a great pleasure.The project was complex and she designed, engineered and created a piece that honors this great craft and its tradition to the fullest. It will be here for our children's children.Thank you Monica for this simply elegant work ."
Jim Groeling Architecture in the Hand Crafted Style
Shows and Galleries
The Blacksmith Shop, Ferndale California. Ozone Gallery, Newport Oregon. ABANA Conference, Salt Lake City. East/West, Men and Women in Iron, Twisted Laurel Gallery, North Carolina. Nu Iron Age Show SNAG, New Orleans. HJ Miossi Art Gallery, Rivet Show, San Luis Obispo, California.
Monica has taught and demonstrated in multiple venues. Below are the most recent.
2016 Blacksmither Academy. Taught webinar and made dvd on dovetail joinery
2016 Balcones Forge Austin Texas, Assisted Daniel Miller
2016 Demonstrator for Northwest Blacksmithing Association ( NWBA) spring conference in Longview Washington.
2016 Demonstrator for Artists Blacksmiths of North America ( ABANA) conference in Salt Lake City
2017 California Blacksmith Conference spring conference Vista, Ca
Rocky Mountain Smiths Carbondale Colorado
Monica's work has been published in
The Artist's Blacksmiths Association of North America Magazine
" The Anvils Ring" 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 cover
The German International Metals Magazine
"HEPHAISTOS", summer 2014, 2015
BlacksmitHer Radio Podcast 2015