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close up of copper leaf with heat patina

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close up of copper leaf with heat patina

Really pleased with the heat patina on the leaves.


autumn firescreeen

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autumn firescreeen

Forged firescreen with vine and copper ivy leaves. Made for a competition in Wiltshire life magazine.
Michelle and Andy


close up of forged wheat heads

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close up of forged wheat heads

Close up of the gold leaf on the wheat heads


Wheat Sheaf railings-with gold leaf

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Wheat Sheaf railings-with gold leaf

Fortunately our next comission gave us the opportunity to play with the gold leaf. A retired farmer wanted some wheat railings on his balcony for his new house. Being a farmer he was quite specific about his wheat with the number of seed heads and straight stems, we curved the heads randomly to look like they are waving in the wind, hopefully. The gold leafing went well. very time comsuming and fiddly. The wheat heads were forged on the power hammer, it was quite amazing how much concentration they tiik to try and get them all uniform as wheat grows, one miss hit sent the metal off in the wrong direction. Very impressed that the supplier stated that it will probably out last the house!! Andy was really pleased with his corner posts. More importantly the client was really pleased too.


ornate scroll headboard

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ornate scroll headboard

Hi metalsmiths
Long time no posting, have just been distracted for about 2 hours looking at all the brilliant work posted. A while back we asked for advice on gold leaf to metal for this headboard as requested by the client. Thankfully they agreed that it really does look much better without it. They origonally wanted the gold on the 'splats', technical terminology there. We made the bed through an interior design company and were thrilled to have it featured in a country living magazine.


Days Gone By

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Days Gone By

Days Gone By

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Days Gone By

The Birthday Gift!

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Back in January I received an e-mail from Rob Sigafoos about a gift he wanted to have made for his wife's Birthday.


Valentine Candle Sticks

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This is the latest in the candlesticks. This was done for my wife Susan. They were made from 3/8" vine textured steel with forged leaves and candle cups. The base come apart so that they can be used separately, if need be. Susan loves them, but then again she is a little predigest about my work.


Another view

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Another view

I didn't do a very good job taking the pictures, but this is another one..


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