Celeste Flores is a full time blacksmith creating housewares and architectural work out of steel. She uses hammers and anvils to forge her work at The Crucible, where she also teaches students blacksmithing. Celeste pursued her dream of becoming an artist by attending The Academy of Art University, graduating in 2008 with a degree in Fine Art, Sculpture.  She creates functional work out of steel giving the hard material a sculptural organic appearance.