Peter Happny

Peter Happny


Peter Happny, BlacksmithPeter Happny graduated with a Bachelors of Arts from the University of New Hampshire in 1971. He has been running a blacksmithing business for 45 years, working in many different architectural styles including colonial, art nouveau, gothic revival, arts and crafts, art deco, and contemporary iron work.

Peter also self-designs and executes sculptures for specific jobs and locations. He has taught and demonstrated for blacksmithing groups at prestigious centers such as the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC and Haystack in Deer Island, ME and throughout the world. His work is published in multiple books on iron works.

He continues to work in Portsmouth, NH, and tries to make iron work meaningful to the twenty-first century.

The Atmos FireCage series unite Terrence Parker’s sculptural eye and his desire to connect people to landscape spaces and the natural forces along with the blacksmithing expertise of Peter Happny. Assembling people out in the landscape with a fire is a visceral and ancient human experience that reinforces one’s sense of community.

To see and learn more about Peter Happny and his different types of architectural work, visit his website: