Get Bent LLC is a blacksmithing forge based out of Crested Butte, Colorado. Owner and sculptor, Ben Eaton, is originally from New Hampshire. He studied fine arts at St Lawrence
University, where he first discovered his passion for working with steel. After earning his bachelor’s degree, Ben continued his studies with an extensive apprenticeship in Northern Colorado. He moved to Crested Butte in 1997, where he founded his own studio, Get Bent Blacksmithing.
Ben creates his artwork using traditional blacksmithing tools and techniques. He describes his “Line Art” as an image broken down to its simplest elements, a series of lines. Ben’s form of Line Art is hand forged from steel, bronze and brass. These hanging wall sculptures use light and shadow to create an ever-changing image.
Functional ironwork such as fireplace doors, furniture and door hardware, are among some of Ben’s other specialties.