New Wrought Ironwork For Harvard University!

 Hammersmith Studios of Newton Ma.  recently  completed a Brand new hand forged Fire escape railing for the Harvard Lampoon building on Mount auburn street in Cambridge MA.  It was a collaboration of design with  Architects Albert Righter and Tittmann inc. Image

Luxury Ironwork

When you think of memorable  country estates  you often think of the wonderful Wrought iron Gates that grace the pillared entrances .  The gate is truly the welcome mat to the property . In Years past there was alot of thought that went into the design of the elegant scrollwork and interesting  ornaments to give the visual effect that the deigners and Architects where envisioning. Often Times they were utilizing designs that  traveled from the French and English countryside and reached back centuries  . The Architect and Clients   love of this art form of the forge was   a true transending  collaboration. Wrought iron was a standard of luxury  and clientsthat were building  exclusive residences needed the security and the elegance that the metal would provide. The wonderful hand made gate is hard to come by today but with the right Designer and Artist Blacksmith this  is still possible.  When one views  a Hand forged gate  it celebrates your arrival and  you get a sense of tradition and perminence.  You can feel the hammermarks of the craftsman  that are frozen in time .  It is the uniqeness  of its one of a kind   surface and texture  incororated in  the finished  product that  is the true rareity .  Find us   at

How to hand forge a Wrought iron. Hobbit door hinge.

IMG_9653Hammersmith Studios Just Recently completed a  Decorative Hand forged Wrought iron hinge for a customer . We could not be more pleased with the outcome. It was designed by Hammmersmith Studios  for a Children’ s play room and was a main focal point for the interior design concept. The material chosen for the hinge was three sixteenth thick mild steel and was embellish with decorative motifs such as leaves and funny little creaturesto create a sense of whimsy.  there where some interesting challenges with this project such as properly aligning the hinge barrels so as to allow the door to swing level. after any hour of tweaking and adjusting it worked perfectly and the Customer had it installed for his holiday party and after all that what it is all about . If you are interested in our work , please checkout our website at

What is hand Forged Architectural Ironwork?

Sometimes we get questions about our work . Lets face it  Hand forged Architectural ironwork isn’t usually the hot  topic of  many cocktail parties.   There is a lot of confusion about what it is and what it is not..Architectural ironwork is a term used to designate any metalwork that embellishes building or structures and is added  for safety and functional art . The main uses include Hand railings Driveway gates , Window grills  , Balcony brackets.   Hand forged ironwork is  also another term that can be quite confusing to some people. If you are interested in Hand forged iron work  than you should be looking  for a Architectural blacksmith company versus a  blacksmith . A general blacksmith my have the skill to forged work such as hinges and door hardware or kitchen accessories but may not have the Special skills or expertise to create larger scale work such as railing and gates.  Also they may not understand how to incorporate the correct design vocabulary into the project to arrive  at a balanced design.   Architectural  ironwork is a product that really has to work and funImagection properly, but just as important it has to look right with the building and its surroundings.   The hand forged designation means that the work is formed using hammers and Anvils   after it has been heated in a Blacksmiths forge or Furnace to approximately 1800 degrees.   Be Sure to ask the craftsman about the shop and the  tools  they use and if possible take a tour of their ,shop you will find it a fascinating place to see.,

e will love to share his work .

New Website Launched!!!

Susan and Carl are pleased to  announce the launch of the new Hammersmith Studio’s  Website!!! It is great to have a fresh feeling site  with intractive features and links to our Facebook pages and Youtube channels 70  Linden Street Newton MA.02464     Image 617-969-5424

New website Masthead

New website  Masthead

Hand forged Iron in your home. By Hammersmith Studios LLC.

Hand forged Iron in your home. By Hammersmith Studios LLC.

Hand forged Iron for your home is a very personal design consideration. You have to have a understanding of your taste as well as the style of home or space that you want to decorate.
Is the space sleek and minimalist of is it traditional in nature?
if you are in the market for Forged metalwork you must seek out the best possible designer and craftsman that understands your desires and needs . Plus the artist Blacksmith should have your wishes as an important consideration and not be more concerned with his or her own artist interests and taste. Keep in mind that you as the client are the one that is hiring the artist . Ask lots of questions and focus on the scale of the work to be completed as well as the finish surface . Get some samples of the craftsman’s work that is similar to the product that you desire him to create for you. Some things to think about are that cost is different than value and that your budget for a project is extremely helpful when coming up with pricing scale that is comfortable for you.
shop around for similar work but if a price is higher than you imagined ask why is the pricing such . Let the craftsman educate you a bit about the work and materials involved because you are talking about a handmade product and not a production made piece. Always ask for references and enjoy the process because artist craftsmen surely does. For the most part all they want is that you appreciate their God given talent and to be compensated fairly for their labor .