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. www.hammersmithstudio.com
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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 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 .
This is a Hand forged garden gate Made By Hammersmith Studios for a Property in Dover MA. It is Designed in a 17th century Spanish Style . The Scroll work is completely hand forged with custom die forged Wrought iron Collars which hold the scrolls in place. All Branching scrolls were Fire welded using the Traditional coal forge there are over 300 forge welds in all. the Grounds of this property was designed by the Olmsted Bros. of Boston Ma. The Gate and opening is 8 feet tall and 4 and one half feet wide. http://www.hammersmithstudio.com
Here are some photos of the Boston public library Ironwork.
The Library was designed by Mckim ,Mead and White in 1888
the ironwork was designed by Alexander Spitzer a Boston Blacksmith who also executed the ironwork at Massachusetts State House . The Iron work for the Library was contracted out to the Snead Co. in Louisville Ky. The Snead Company already had the contract to make the Castiron bookshelves and had a forge large enough to handle the large amount of iron to be produced for the Italianate building . if you are ever in Boston do yourself a favor and check this building it is a feast for the eyes.