The Guild of Austin Artisans is a professional organization of custom architectural specialists creating a Renaissance of the ornamental trades in Austin, TX. We help turn buildings into architecture.
A television interview on the resurgence of the art industry and how it affects artists in the Austin area.
posted on June 14, 2012 | permalink
A sculptural rocking chair. An original design by Ironwood Industries.
A gate for a client in West Austin. An original design by Ironwood Industries. Inspired by the Art Nouveau Period, and influenced by the work of Alphonse Mucha, a Czech artist from the 1900s.
Zoltan and I worked from a pencil drawing of his concept. I then brought my expertise in joinery and CNC machining to help resolve the need for a timely completion date.
We executed Zoltan's design in reclaimed native Texas pecan with powder-coated steel accents and structural components. The pecan was harvested on Onion Creek in Austin. The logs were cut on my sawmill and dried in the kilns located at my shop on 730 Shady Lane .
Landers’ Studio produces custom mantels, doors, gingerbread trim, newel posts, balusters, handrails, custom stair parts, porch columns, bullseyes and plinth blocks. We can turn columns up to 10 feet long and 18 inches in diameter – even adding hand-carved capitals or fluting if needed.
posted on January 31, 2012 | permalink
The reclaimation of lost resources is a way to preserve our living forests. Each state has specific laws for salvaging .......www.sinkerlog.com tells the story of this rare and valuable resource. "Though most of the timber harvested along the lakes, ponds and streams that feed into the Penobscot watershed was pine and other softwood, some hardwood species are…
posted on January 24, 2012 | permalink
The Greater Texas Foundation is a scholarship and grant maker within the state of Texas. The new headquarters was designed and built in Bryan, TX by Furman Keil Architects, with interiors by Dunnam Tita Design. We were commissioned to build the centerpiece of…
posted on January 17, 2012 | permalink
At last the new online home of the Guild is open to the public. You can explore all our projects by type of object, materials, or applications. See which artisans work in each of the various materials, and the kinds of collaborative projects we work on together, or learn more about each artisan on their home page.
posted on January 14, 2012 | permalink
Custom double curved staircase railing. Hand forged snub end balusters, rings, collars and spiral feet. Newel post is diminishing radiused spiral. It is difficult to tell from the photographs but the stair builder built the stairs with several different pitches making the rise and run vary from bottom to top. The railings we built minimize and almost completely hide his mistake.
This three-pronged structure, located in the center of a large water feature in a landscaped park for an exclusive housing developement, echoes the water lily motif found in the rest of the project, whimsically recalling successive stages of blooming, and provides a distinctive identity for the project.