Black Turtle Metal Works

is the blacksmith forge and metals studio of Owen Hutchinson specializing in hand made switch plates, hardware, home accessories, and furniture.

- What is Where -
You will find my current products which are available for sale listed in the Products portion of the site. My work is currently available through several galleries and online shops including Etsy, you will find links and addresses in the Info section as well as my personal contact information.
For a comprehensive look at my past custom and commission work please take a look around the Archive.

- Years of Experience -
I have been making custom metal home furnishings and architectural elements for over seven years in the Western North Carolina Mountains. My work my be found in many of the fine homes in Lake Toxaway, Cashiers, Highlands, Asheville and the surrounding areas.
I am pleased to begin offering a complete line of products to the retail public.
I have been blacksmithing and fabricating for more than twelve years and working in the crafts for most of my life (please see "Info" for complete bio). I pride myself on providing quality work that will last for generations.

- Environmental Imperative -
It is very important to me to have as minimal an impact as possible on our environment. I strive continually to reduce the footprint of my business on the world.
Currently our products are comprised of metals with the highest recycled content available (aprox.90%).
All packing and shipping materials are either reused or recycled.
Whenever possible our forging processes are performed using clean burning propane instead of coal. We have done extensive research so we may offer several finishes with low or no V.O.C.s.

Remodeling and Home Design