Some things for the wall

A few recent projects designed to hang on the wall!

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Kyle created this custom wall sculpture as a retirement gift. The design is based on his Entangled wall series (you can see examples of this series here), customized for the line “steel sharpens steel,” an important guiding principle to the recipient of this piece.

Johannah created this address plaque for a local 1920s bungalow. She worked with the client to choose an Art Deco, Mission-style font and colors that go with the period and style of the house.

We’re always happy to work with folks to create one-of-a-kind items to fit their needs. Wondering if we can help with that special project? We’d love to hear from you! Send us a message or give us a call at 804-888-9778.

Handforged Furniture

Kyle is trained as both a blacksmith and a furniture designer, so it might not surprise you that his favorite projects incorporate both his areas of interest. Here are a few pieces he designed and created over the last few months.

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Forged bench base cherry seat PH2018

This forged bench base with a cherry seat is available in our Etsy shop and will be making its way to shows with us this holiday season. Check out our calendar to see where you can find us later this fall! Stay tuned as we add more events and locations over the next few months.

Four forged table bases PH2018

Kyle designed and forged these table bases for local woodworker Mark Rickey. They’re similar to a pair of end tables with walnut tops also available in our Etsy shop.

AIGA Mosiac Workshop

This summer Johannah led a mosaic workshop coordinated by the local AIGA chapter, a community of creative professionals with an emphasis on design. We had about 20 people, so we spread out on the big steel tables that usually serve as workspace for metalworking projects at Phoenix Handcraft.

This fantastic group hung out for about two hours, making small spontaneous mosaics with a variety of materials. Though most were new to mosaics, the results were wonderful! Johannah’s favorite students are those who declare themselves “not creative” or “not artistic.” Given a little direction and lots of freedom to explore, those inner artists can really start to show themselves.

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You can see more photos of our fun event on the AIGA Richmond website.