Some compasses point North, and some point to creativity. My compass led to the creative side. Not the most easy path to follow, but the choice to follow the arts was a no brainer for me. I started my creative journey in the 1990's. Like many artists I began by experimenting with two dimensional art, doing sketching and painting. These mediums are still important to my artistic development, but the three dimensional work has over shadowed most of my earlier work.
After meeting and marrying my husband Larry, he began to teach me metalwork and I moved into three dimensional sculpture and functional art. We started our business Earth Eagle Forge LLC in 2001. With Larry by my side we use a variety of traditional blacksmithing and sculpture methods to create functional pieces as well as sculptural, or combine sculptural with the functional.
We moved our home and business in 2013 from Guthrie Minnesota to 40 acres in Longville Minnesota. Nature has been such an influence in my designs and our work. We are surrounded by a forest which allow us to watch the wildlife walking by or flying overhead.
Art is a tool for my soul, a way to convey my vision of nature and human beings as a seamless whole. I desire beauty, but I have an eye for the ironic and for the magical, fantastic, and strange.
Join me on my creative journey. I hope you will enjoy my style of art and my unique perspective on the world.
Our job as a custom artists is to help others acquire pieces they desire in their lives by designing and creating with them in mind. We take this job seriously and feel honored and privileged when someone commissions us to create something unique for their lives.
Art is a tool for the soul to communicate to the world... Beliefs, a sense of beauty, individual uniqueness....or even a sense of adventure. The ultimate goal of any artist is to help others see the world in new and different ways.
Thank you for your interest in Earth Eagle Forge LLC. We hope you enjoy viewing the images of our work. If you have any questions or would like to have your own metal art created, please, don't hesitate to contact us. Larry and I would love to hear from you.
We welcome corporate and private commissions.
Testimonials from our clients:
We are fortunate to have a number of pieces made by Paula and Larry of Earth Eagle Forge. They do wonderful work that has really made our house sing. We have a fireplace surround, a railing, a coffee table, and a marvelous fox sculpture that sits by our indoor pond. We can't recommend their work too highly. If you want the best, something unique that fits your style, this is where to go. They are great to work with. Go for the art that you will love!
Have worked with Paula and Larry for a couple of projects and we are always amazed at what they can create. They work with you through the entire process from sketching out ideas to delivering a fabulous end product that is truly one of a kind. Highly recommend.
Sheila P's review
For "Fireplace Screens"
I am so happy I was able to find Paula and Larry at Earth Eagle Forge! The work on my custom firescreen is EXQUISITE. I don't think I could have found a more skilled artisan for this project. Paula is such a professional - very thorough, timely, courteous and honest. I asked for a very large, detailed piece to be mounted on an uneven rock surface and she was able to pull it off and contain the cost as much as possible without sacrificing the artistic integrity of the piece. I was kept up to date and involved in the entire process. Because of bad weather we were forced to wait a few days before we could uncrate the firescreen (torture!) and we'll need to wait a few more days before installing as its going on our covered fireplace outside, BUT, I can not wait to post pictures of this amazing piece. I would not hesitate to work with Earth Eagle Forge again for any future projects - thanks Paula!!!
ray s's review
For "Men's Copper Bracelet Cuff Rustic Antique Oxidized Forged
I had a simple request, make me something unique kinda like a picture of a bracelet i found on line. They did a great job of making a very beefy and unique bracelet. The quality is great, I am very satisfied and will be going back in the future for any custom made items I need. Thanks again to Paula, You out did yourself. Ray
Michael B's review
For "Michael's Wrought iron hand rail"
Very pleased with the results of my project. Granted my project was way below the skill level of Earth Eagle Forge. Either way. Earth Eagle provided professional service, quick turn around and fast shipping. Thank you very much!!
We commissioned Paula Jensen, Earth Eagle Forge LLC to create a life size Great Grey Owl out of sheet bronze to be placed at deck-view, on a tree in our backyard. We suggested the owl's back be facing the deck with it's head turned, looking toward the deck. She researched the owl, completed concept sketches, we agreed on a price and upon our approval she started the sculpture. She kept us informed of her progress through photos and updates on her webpage.
Paula is a very professional artist. Not only was she concerned that we would be pleased with her work, but she demands an excellence in herself that is captured in every detail of her product. You not only notice detail on every feather, but she created a bronze branch for it to perch on and a frog in it's talons. I recommend visiting her webpage to see the process.
Following the owl project we asked that she create a handrail for our front step that was in the shape of a viking-type dragon. After a brief discussion of what shape that may take, she designed and created a dragon head and serpent body rail that blends in beautifully with our nordic theme.
I highly recommend this artist for her knowledge, skill, ability to listen, and create a product of the highest standard in metal sculpting.
Our family had two gates custom made for our small vineyard. The overall experience was fantastic! Her artistic abilities are amazing in what she creates. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Working with Paula and Larry was a pleasure. Paula understood what we were looking for very quickly and drew up perfect sketches after just a few conversations. She sent pictures and kept us updated during the creation process. The bed and stools that they made for us are fabulous works of art! Paula and Larry are very talented and great to work with.
Paula completed a fireplace surround and screen, and fireplace tools for us. It is an incredible, wonderful, work of art. She listened closely to our needs, provided a number of alternative designs, and completed the work on time and on budget. It was wonderful to work with her. A marvelous artist! We couldn't be happier and would give her our highest recommendation.
Paula Jensen created a beautiful metal sculpture of a raven for us. We discussed what we wanted and she came up with design sketches. We selected the one we wanted and she rendered the sculpture. She kept to the estimated price and timing. We are extremely happy with the sculpture and with the experience of working with Paula Jensen of Earth Eagle Forge.
Beautiful unique hand-forged sculptures made of copper, bronze, and stainless steel. This artist infuses humor and exceptional talent into each piece, from nostalgic owls and eagles to whimsical pieces. A must-have piece of art.