Tag Archives: arts and crafts

Custom Hand forged door grille

 Custom Hand forged door grille

This hand forged Door grille was designed by Hammersmith Studios for a client in Brookline Ma. It has !4 woodland creatures as well as plants insects Flowers . It was completely hand forged using traditional techniques and joinery.

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Custom Forged Table lamp

Custom Forged Table lamp

This is a Custom Forged Table lamp Hammersmith Studios made some time ago.
It is made of mild steel. with mica lenses. the base was made of one piece of eighth inch steel plate and raised with stakes . it was pierced with chisels and chased design was added on the surface . twist rope border and other ellements were applied with rivets.
The center standard was made from a piece of inch and one quarter mild steel mechanical tube which was upset for the acanthus finial . The acanthus was rough forged then carved with chisels. The shade was made of 16 gauge mild steel sheet. which was pierced with chisels and chamfers from the chisel cuts were filed smooth. the panels are riveted together with twisted rib dividers. http://www.hammersmithstudio.com
photo by Steve Gyurina photography.


Custom Hand Forged Bronze Light Bracket and Pendant

Custom Hand Forged Bronze Light Bracket and Pendant

This Custom Hand forged Light Bracket is made of Forged bronze . it was designed by Hammersmith Studios , Its intended use is to Swing between two very large Barbecue grills .The dimensions are 42 inch long and 24 inches tall.The cylinder glass is custom blown and has a finish to reflect a amber mica color. The property in which it is installed is of a English arts and Crafts style and has a abundance of period ironwork and stone carvings .
http://www.hammersmithstudio.com


Custom Hand forged Door hinges

Custom Hand forged  Door hinges

These Custom forged door hinges were one of four different sets of hinges made for a Romanesque Church in Tennessee.
The hinges were designed by Hammersmith Studios for the firm of Cram and Ferguson architects . the founder of the firm Was Ralph Adams Cram . Mr Cram was A leading Gothic Architect who Believed that the employing and collaborating with Arts and Crafts Artisans and Craftsmen like Samuel Yellin and Frank Koralewsky was of a utmost importance .
Mr Cram believed in the teachings of Social Reformers such as Augustus Welby Pugin , John Ruskin and William Morris.
The Cram firm Created many wonderful churches . One of the greatest is the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City. http://www.hammersmithstudio.com


Another Repousse Doorknocker

Another Repousse Doorknocker

This is Another Repousse doorknocker made for a Client in the Hamptons Long island. The customer wanted a old world but whimsical doorknocker for their Cotswold style Arts and Crafts house . So this is what I come up with . It is hotforged out of eighth inch mild steel plate cold finished and the finer details are chased in .


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 .