Ridgeline Premium Projects

As an entrepreneur and enthusiastic artist James realizes the importance of deadlines and project demand that is why Ridgeline Metal Works is a personnel and professional business that creates functional works of art!

"Using Concrete and various building materials is all part of the Metal workers bag of skills. Connecting with the clients, reading their needs and wants and delivering on time are also key factors to the successful completion of any job”.

A special recognition and many thanks accredited to the talented Kevin Kratz of Goose Creek Forge, Pass Creek. Kevin Kratz has fifteen years of experience and is presently the head of the metal department were he teaches blacksmithing at the Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, British Columbia. Goose Creek Forge in collaboration with Ridgeline Metal Works creates a unique dynamic. The combination of Kevin’s mastery in blacksmithing and James’ gifted eye for fabrication, allow these two characters to produce one of a kind, hand crafted art creations. Individual projects range from whole fire escapes to intricate railings, expansive front gates and impressive art pieces. As you view the attached pictures we are sure you will have enjoyed the time and care taken to create each piece.

Revelstoke Sturgeon Sculpture

Revelstoke Sturgeon Sculpture
White Sturgeon & Kokanee Salmon
The hand forged steel sculpture “White sturgeon and Kokanee salmon” was created in 2010 by James Karthein and Kevin Kratz of Ridgeline Metal Works in Crescent Valley BC. Funding was provided by the Province of British Columbia.

2012 Winner - Castlegar B.C. Sculpture Walk

2012 Winner - Castlegar B.C. Sculpture Walk
Blue Heron
With over 600 feathers, the ‘Patient Hunter’ stands 7 feet tall, including the ironwork depicting the derelict wharf/pier he stands on, one leg bent, ever watchful. 2012 Winner of the Castlegar B.C. Sculpture Walk.

2014 Winner - Castlegar B.C. Sculpture Walk

2014 Winner - Castlegar B.C. Sculpture Walk
Northern Leopard Frog
When we recreate a life form in steel, especially on this scale, we get an incredible awareness of its life, form and relation

Heavy Metal Music

Heavy Metal Music
Art for the Music Lovers
These pieces of artwork give a whole new meaning to heavy metal in relation to music. Beautifully crafted and designed by commission.

Apple Tree

Apple Tree
Apple Tree
True to form, nature formed in steel.

Photos

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Photos
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