Steel Toe Studios was established in 2003 in the salty neighborhood of Georgetown in Seattle, WA.
Combining traditional blacksmithing techniques with renegade materials and ideas, designer Erica Gordon focuses on making modern, functional accessories primarily from recycled and repurposed steel.
Each piece is hand forged, welded and finished by hand, with a protective wax coating. The leather straps are made in house ensuring high quality and a hand made touch. The small selection of pieces we have cast are made by a boutique caster here in the US, and are noted in the descriptions.
We strive to contribute modern, handmade, unique accessories to the indie fashion world, and to do it in a way that is conscientious and sustainable.
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, 2011, 2009
American Craft Council Show at Baltimore 2007-2012
American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL 2011, 2008
International Contemporary Furniture Fair, with Designboom, NY, NY 2009-2010
CODE design Fair with Designboom, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2009
Origin, Contemporary Craft Fair, London, England, 2008
Erica has also taught workshops at both Penland School of Craft in North Carolina, and Haystack Mountain School in Deer Isle, Maine.
Upcoming workshops will be listed on the events page.