Payne Anne Chassen is a sculptor, blacksmith and artisan welder. She is the proud owner of Peninsula Hotworks and manages Village in 104 Collective, an artist co-op in L’Anse Michigan.
“It’s not what we do with the time we have here, it’s what we do with the things we touch here. As a smith, I embrace a journey in the discoveries of alchemy. Mine is a slow stroll amid the metal discards of the masses and unwanted items of lost purpose. Since welding school and the beginning of my walk in art, metalworking and blacksmithing, I have always focused on creating from reclaimed materials. If you listen closely to the things you touch, they will tell you what they want to be.” – Payne Anne Chassen