made for Mr. and Mrs. Bennedict
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 sundial was made for a private garden.
Steel and copper
dimensions 20' x 20' x 12'
Here is a cusotm car retreat I built for a homeowner who needed another spot to park in. The design matched the existing fence ornament in the front of the home. A beautiful copper roof tops the structure.
Forged Steel, Blown Glass
This lamp was fabricated for the Guild's exhibit at the Perry Mansion, and is a continuation of the Bordello Lamp series that I have been working on for about 10 years. The main feature that qualifies the lamp to be a part of the series is the shade. Initially the lamps shades had colored and textured paper, but now, through a collaboration with glass artist Carlyn Ray, we have successfully blown glass into the shades.
dimensions 20" H x 26" W x 14" D
made for Minter and self
I had a long time client ask me to design him a pair of andirons for his home last year. I took the opportunity to design and make a second set for my own home. In all the years I have been doing metalwork I have never set aside time to make a set of andirons for my own fireplace. We forged the main posts from 2" solid stock and fullered the half round groove with a fullering tool we made for our power hammer. I really like the design and how the pieces turned out. I feel it is a modern interpretation of a traditional style.
Fused stacked glass, forged steel
dimensions 12x14" 1.24" thick
made for McKinney York Architects
collaboration with 220 Designs
Fused stacked 1.25" thick glass presented by forged steel brackets is a door handle on a stunning 5'x8' ipe door.
1" thick plate glass, forged bronze
dimensions each fixture 25x25x10"; eight fixtures
made for Paul Lamb Architects, Abode Design
Kiln cast glass fixtures emulate Mayan jade ear flares, with a decidedly Art Deco flavor.
Iron and Steel
dimensions various dimensions
made for Dr. and Mrs. Burnett
This is an Anderson/Wise project that we worked on over the course of 1 1/2 years. We did all the ornamental and architectural metalwork in the home as well as some structural steel retaining walls that elevated the backyard 4' above the adjacent yards to allow for installation of an ingound pool. Some of the a work that we are most proud of is the cantilevered garage awning, the outdoor fireplace, the simple curved handrail and the front fencing with custom pedestrian and driveway gates. The fencing panels were recycled from a church in Pennsylvania and were made from wrought iron, a material which has not been produced for almost 100 years. The fence panels date back to the 1870's.
wood , metal
made for University of Texas
The Gift shop needed White Oak jewelry display stands in the style of the architecture and cabinetry....
In the shape of cones, discs, chunks, and cubes - in linen and white oak.
Fall 2009 Museums & More Magazine: Beautiful new jewelry cases motived the Gift Shop team to come up with a new visual merchandising plan.
"We had a local woodworking artist design oak fixtures to match the wood tone of the cases. then we lined the cases with soft celery linen and created linen cones
for necklaces ....."
dimensions small objects
made for David Amdur
Objects are carved and shaped daily in the shop
as commissions, fabrications, models, and sculptures.
Usually a very detailed drawing is required to begin...
or perhaps ... just the memory of a dream.