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 function 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.,
February 24, 2014
What is hand Forged Architectural Ironwork?
My name is Carl Close Jr . I work and live in Concord MA. My wife and I are owners and operators of a Artmetal Studio that Specializes in custom designed and created metalwork in Iron, Copper and Bronze . I have always be fascinated with the arts and crafts period but more importantly the Boston arts and crafts scene and have spent many years researching and tracking down objects and fine example of that period. View all posts by ironwerka
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