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 .
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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 .www.hammersmithstudio.com 70 Linden Street Newton MA.02464 617-969-5424
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 .
This Wine Rack was Designed by Hammersmith Studios For a client in Marblehead Ma.
It incorporates a Newport shell design and hand forged grapes and leaves .There is a hand hammered copper hood and forged iron frame . It stand 54 inch tall and is 2 and a half feet wide.