Tag Archives: Hammersmith Studios

New Wrought Ironwork For Harvard University!

 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 Image


How to hand forge a Wrought iron. Hobbit door hinge.

IMG_9653Hammersmith Studios Just Recently completed a  Decorative Hand forged Wrought iron hinge for a customer . We could not be more pleased with the outcome. It was designed by Hammmersmith Studios  for a Children’ s play room and was a main focal point for the interior design concept. The material chosen for the hinge was three sixteenth thick mild steel and was embellish with decorative motifs such as leaves and funny little creaturesto create a sense of whimsy.  there where some interesting challenges with this project such as properly aligning the hinge barrels so as to allow the door to swing level. after any hour of tweaking and adjusting it worked perfectly and the Customer had it installed for his holiday party and after all that what it is all about . If you are interested in our work , please checkout our website at http://www.hammersmithstudio.com


Hand forged Iron in your home. By Hammersmith Studios LLC.

Hand forged Iron in your home. By Hammersmith Studios LLC.

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 .
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Some elemental points on Boston ironwork . By HammersmithStudios

 Some elemental points on  Boston ironwork . By HammersmithStudios

Boston’s Wrought ironwork has a very distinctive flavor . It is Decidedly English in Nature. The work produced by the working blacksmiths and Wrought iron craftsmen were from Old world stock and truly understood the design vocabulary of the designs set out by the Architects of the Boston Area. In particular they were well versed in the decorative style of the Georgian style English work with its very straight laced decorative designs and the use of rectangle stock was all hints to its origins. Another important feature was the use of Repousse foliage and Acanthus leafwork .The leaf work was of a more stout material as to be able to withstand the ravages of the Boston Weather. Decorative banding or collars were for the most part made in a more molding shape versus the flat stock type. the use of mechanical fasteners such as screws and rivets were used for all fittings of the structure of the gates or fences . Some other interesting decorative elements employed were things such as flame twist and hand forged picket points with very fancy spire or obelisk shapes as finials which were very common on the better work produced.


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.


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 .
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Hand Forged Garden Gate

Hand Forged Garden Gate

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