"Jodie Bliss - Blacksmith-Artist, Metal fabricator creator of public sculpture, gates, railings & more"My name is Jodie Bliss, and I am the owner of Bliss Studio & Gallery in Monument, Colorado. I am a practicing blacksmith-artist, metal fabricator and glass-artist. I create everything from fine art sculpture to custom gates and large scale public art. I particularly admire the way that public art can be intertwined with a community. It can serve as a representation of our collective selves, celebrate our present time, honor history and inspire our communities and our futures. I have experience creating, fabricating and installing both custom sculpture and fine art public sculpture. I have been working in metal for over 17 years. In those years, I evolved from jewelry fabrication into larger steel sculpture fabrication and eventually into blacksmithing. My use of traditional blacksmithing and metal fabrication tools and techniques in non-traditional ways along with the blowing of glass directly into steel sculptures brings a unique style to the table that you will not find elsewhere!