Kaviar Forge & Gallery includes the professional forge of sculptor & blacksmith Craig Kaviar. Kaviar has been forging flame-licked sculpture and functional metalwork in Louisville, Kentucky since 1984.
Influenced by such sculpting giants as Calder and Giacometti, his work is a combination of elegant lines and hand-wrought texture that adds charm, allure, and distinction to each creation. He wields iron, bronze and copper into shape using a waste-vegetable oil forge with temperatures nearing 3000°F.
An extension of Kaviar Forge, Kaviar Gallery showcases fine arts and crafts including ceramics, metalwork, glasswork, leather, painting, woodwork and jewelry. Currently the works of over 100 American artists and artisans are featured, with over 30 local to the Kentuckiana region. The gallery is committed to facilitating support for the regional artistic community by providing opportunities for new and emerging artists to display their work along with well seasoned artists who continue to perfect their craft. Rotating exhibitions are also displayed with receptions taking place on the F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hops.