Katherine Kagler


A pair of gates installed in the
courtyard of the Design Center of Austin

Gate Detail

Gate Detail

Gate Detail

Gate Detail

A friend saw the gate I was working on with all the flowers and asked me to make a bouquet of flowers for her wedding!
The scale is much smaller than the flowers on the gate.

Forged wedding bouquet for
BFF Kimberly Murphree and Terry Fenner


A firescreen installed in the patio of 
Guero's Taco Bar on Congress Ave.

Set of fireplace tools made to accompany the firescreen


Handle detail with touchmark

This was an overly ambitious design with all traditional joinery. William Bastas was generous enough to collaborate with me on the larger more difficult forgings.

A belt buckle for my best girl, Kimbie. 

Making belt buckles is a sort of tradition in my family. My father, Jeff Kagler, was a welder and was known for making buckles out of anything weldable from braided welding rod to stainless pipe, often incorporating coins and abalone shell.  My grandpa, James Cotton, as well as uncles James, Frank and Charlie Cotton, are all talented welders. My grandma's father, Frank Pagoda was a blacksmith too and I proudly carry on the tradition in our family.

A new mailbox post for my Momma. Merry Christmas!