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Born in Fuessen, Germany, Dietrich emigrated to the US in 1968. Pursuing an interest in metals, he took smithing classes at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, and started his own small enterprise, Big Bang Forge Inc, in 2004.

Dietrich has been a past president of the Gwinnett Council for the Arts, and a member of the Artist Blacksmith Association of America, the Alex Bealer Blacksmith Association, the North Georgia Arts Guild and the Athens Metal Arts Guild.

His work has been exhibited at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center in Madison, GA , the Lyndon House in Athens, GA and at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN. He has been featured in three books: Ironwork: Dynamic Details, and Ironwork Today volumes 2 and 3 by Schiffer Publishing.

Dietrich’s jewelry, furniture, sculpture, copper and iron creations are also shown at Lotta Mae’s and the Aurum Studios in Athens, GA. Silverware of his design and make have even ended up in Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s private collection.

 

 

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dhflowerboquetw
Candle Holder - Double
12"H
 140.00
Candle Holder - Tripod
 14.5"H
140.00
 Flower Boquet - Copper
22"H
580.00
dhwpeaglesw  dhwallhookwidew   dhwinerackw
Wall Panel - Fighting Eagles
27"W
880.00
Wall Hook - Wide
13"W
58.00
Steel Wine Rack
15"W x 16.5"H
650.00
dhstrivet1w   dhstrivetw  dhwpdentonfallsw
 Steel Trivet
8"W
45.00
 Steel Trivet
8"W
45.00
 Wall Panel - Denton Falls
16.5"W x 20"H
630.00
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Wall Panel - Lone Tree
8"W x 10.5"H
530.00
 Copper/Bronze/Wood Candlestick
11.5"H
200.00
 Copper/Bronze/Wood Candlestick
10"H
200.00
dhsteelcoilcsw dhdblforgedchw   dhtallforgedcsw
Steel Coil Candlestick
4.5"H
65.00
 Double Forged Candlestick
21.5"H
280.00
 Tall Forged Candlestick
38"H
355.00
dhwallhooksm1w dhwallhooksmw  
Wall Hook - Small
5.5"W
45.00
Wall Hook - Small
5.5"W
45.00