Ellen Durkan

I grew up in Wilmington, Delaware--the oldest of nine children. It didn’t take a village to raise us, we were a village. I figure, my parents kept hoping that they’d produce an astrophysicist or engineer, but thus far our clan consists of artists and musicians. I like to believe that I started that trend.

I am an adjunct professor at Delaware College of Art & Design  and I also travel around and teach Blacksmith workshops. I have my own business,  Iron Maiden Forge, which is growing and evolving. Recently i have been  working on my "forged fashion"  series  and presenting it though runway shows and performances pieces. I also have a jewelry line  so my work  is more accessible to the public, because not everyone is in need of a metal corset.

Stay tuned for more information on exhibits and runway show !