Situated along a dirt road deep in Daufuskie’s maritime forest, Chase Allen’s shop, The Iron Fish Gallery & Studio, is a treasured local landmark. Visitors will find a yard filled with handmade metal sculptures and a historic Gullah constructed house covered in classically painted iron fish sculptures. More often than not, they’ll also find the self-taught artist himself, hammering, cutting, forging and welding under the shade of a moss-draped oak.
Part of the charm of this Gallery is in the way Chase operates his business. Over the years, Chase observed that when people had questions or wanted him to wrap or ship a sculpture, they would simply ask. Expect a polite acknowledgment and then plenty of time alone to decide on what to take home. If you would like the artists opinion, so long as Chase is around, he is always willing to put in his two cents.