Everton, AR 72633
Directions: From the traffic light at the west end of AR62/412 (bypass) in Mountain Home, travel 18.5 miles to Yellville. Turn left onto AR14. Continue 0.7 mile and turn right onto AR235. Travel 10.7 miles and make a left turn in order to stay on AR235. Continue another 1.2 miles and turn right onto MC4026 (a gravel road). Stay left at the Y to stay on MC4026. In 0.6 mile you will encounter a left turn, but continue straight another 0.6 mile to a low-water crossing (which is no problem even in rainy weather). Continue another 0.6 mile to a mosaic mailbox with an anvil design. Turn right to the home/studios.
Born in 1948, Bob Patrick is a metalsmith of many faces. He draws inspiration from a plethora of sources, and he is just as varied in his choice of mediums. “My work is inspired by my late brother, the traditional work, the modern crafts movement, and nature,” says Patrick. He also lists white steel, copper, aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, brass, pewter, silver, and gold as mediums he can manipulate but specifies that mild steel is by far his most common medium. “Using ancient and modern techniques and tools makes the work unique to my smithing,” states Patrick.
Patrick says that his skills were learned through watching other metalsmiths work. Though he is a mostly self- taught metalsmith, Patrick has taught in the metals branch of the Art School, under goldsmith Mary Ann Scherr. Patrick has received many awards, including a 2002 top national award in Art Blacksmithing.
Bob Patrick teaches at his own studio by private arrangement, and through the Arkansas Craft School, along with his wife, fiber and glass artist, Mary Patrick. He also teaches at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts in Eureka Springs, AR.
Patrick’s work is done partly on commission, and the rest is available for sale through him or through the Arkansas Craft Guild and Gallery.