Monthly Archives: March 2013

Copper Repousse panel by Carl Close Jr

Copper Repousse panel  by Carl Close Jr

This is a Copper panel that is created by a process of metalworking called repousse . Repousse is a technique that has been practiced since the dawn of time.The work involves using small steel punches and chisels to raise volume from the back of the material . The material is backed up with a pine resin compound called pitch to support the copper as it is being worked . The Front of panels are then chased with hammer and chisels to bring life and detail to the design .If you are interested in the art of Repousse and want to learn from a Master , please look up Valentin Yotkov online at
He is a wonderful guy as well as a superb teacher !

Custom wrought iron grill

 Custom wrought iron grill

These are some wrought iron grilles we made for a house that was inspired by french style wrought iron .They were made to fit inside a circular window frame .

Carl CloseJr Doorknocker of original design

Carl CloseJr  Doorknocker of original design

This Gothic doorknocker was made out of wrought iron sheet metal. The techniques and processes involved were, Repousse while the metal was hot which helped form the lions face
Decorative forging and chisel piercing and finially a specially mixed formula for the patinated finish

Renaissance door knocker By Carl Close Jr.

Renaissance door knocker By Carl Close Jr.

This is a 15th century style doorknocker that is made by piercing and carving with tiny carving chisels .the face i carved in a typical 15thth century german style .

Hand Forged Iris Grill Designed by Hammersmithsudios

Hand Forged Iris Grill Designed by Hammersmithsudios

It is March 19th and we just got 8 inches of snow in Concord Ma.
Come on green grass and flowers!!!!!

Hammersmith Studios designers of World Class Artmetal


Hammersmith Studios is a company that was founded on a belief that great metal work is created with passion and love of detail.  Susan and  Carl Close work with their team of craftsmen  and artisans to provide exquisite Art Metal that is Transcendent of time  and upholds a standard of quality that is rare today.

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