Yates Spencer has been blacksmithing for over thirty years focusing primarily on sculpture, furniture, and decorative architectural work. His fascination with the plasticity of metal has lead him to develop a style which explores the seemingly fluid nature and unique strength of forged metalwork. The fruits of this exploration are often organic forms that tell the story of their creation in a mysterious way.
Based in Lexington, Virginia, Athena Skillets is currently a two person shop with Yates's son Sam learning a bit about the craft.
These beautiful carbon steel works of art cook food too! Each one is slightly unique due to being hand-made, but that only makes them more beautiful. Frequent use will season and patina these pans which only improve their look over time.