Beautiful details of every day are inspirational to me.

When I look at the world, I see beautiful things all around me, in every setting.


Kirk Sullens has been a smith for 30 years, and a full-time professional blacksmith for over twenty-eight of them. Best known for his wildlife creations, which decorate Bass Pro Shops/Outdoor World stores throughout the United States and Canada, he is now based near Orlando, Florida.


Kirk enjoys passing along the art and craft of blacksmithing through teaching and demonstrating. He has worked with aspiring smiths of all ages, from absolute beginners to those seeking to broaden or deepen their skills.


An artist-blacksmith by trade, Kirk is inspired by the beauty he sees in the ordinary details that surround him. He uses his skill and creativity to transform unyielding iron into a vast collection of delicate and powerful works of art.


Do you have an idea you’d like me to bring to life for you in metal? Did you see something you’d like, except it needs to be bigger, smaller, or facing a different direction? Do you need architectural elements like gates, railing, and light fixtures to fit a particular theme and space? A truly stand-out sign for your business?


“Well, I sort of made it up,” said Pooh. “It isn’t Brain,” he went on humbly, “because You Know Why, Rabbit; but it comes to me sometimes.”

A. A. Milne

The House at Pooh Corner