With retirement around the corner for Julie in 2022 and 3 years of retirement already under Rob’s belt, it was time to focus on the things we both love to do. For Rob, it was dusting off his woodworking tools and using the Iowa hardwoods (mostly ash and walnut) grown on our property to craft cheese boards, wine racks, and wine stoppers. For Julie, it was getting back to her love of art, first with watercolor and then with the unlikely transition to forging steel to craft custom forged items. Add in some tumbled agates from the North Shore of Lake Superior, and you have another metal craft — wire wrapped jewelry. Check out our store to see all of our products... Handmade for you!
Bowbender Wood and Ironworks will be participating in the following.
Cedar Falls Exchange Club Craft and Vendor Sale, Thunder Ridge Mall, Saturday, April 22 from 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM.
Masterpiece Manning: Encounter with the Arts, Saturday, May 6, 2023, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Manning Rec Center, Center Street, Manning, Iowa.
3rd Annual Spring Fling Maker's Market, Saturday, May 13, 2023, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Wanderlust Studio Market, 3568 Lafayette Rd, Evansdale, Iowa.
Waterloo Kennel Club 2023 Dog Show, Bremer County Fairgrounds, 717 5th Ave. SW, Waverly, Iowa, Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11.
Dunkerton Days Rust + Dust Market, Saturday, July 22, 2023, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Main Street, Dunkerton, Iowa.
Fall Maker's Market, Saturday, October 21, 2023, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Wanderlust Studio Market, 3568 Lafayette Rd, Evansdale, Iowa.
Dunkerton Fall Market, Saturday, October 28, 2023, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Dunkerton Community School, Dunkerton, Iowa.
Waterloo Fall Handcrafted Market, Saturday, November 18, 2023, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Waterloo Convention Center, 200 W 4th St., Waterloo, Iowa.
Ship and Shop, Friday, December 1, 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Radiance Chiropractic, 904 Rainbow Dr., Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Cedar Falls Exchange Club Holiday Craft and Vendor Show, Saturday, December 2, 2023, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Thunder Ridge Mall, 2302 West 1st Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa.
There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us and about our work. If you have any questions, be sure to drop us a line!