Fire Screens in Two Styles

It's funny how requests for a particular item often seem to come in groups. Last fall we had two requests for a total of three fireplace screens.

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The first two fire screens are free-standing screens in a classic style. They feature a riveted design with hammer textured edging. They're easily moved with two handles at the top, and curved brackets on the feet add stability and a bit of style. 

The third firescreen is custom-fit to the fireplace in a modern design. There are no superfluous details in these clean lines. Instead of a latch, the doors have a high-heat magnetic closure of our own design. 

If you are interested in a project like this or any of the others you may have seen on our website or social media, please feel free to drop us a line!

Extra Large Dining Table

Last fall, we created a super-duper extra large dining table. This thing is seriously huge, and a great opportunity to show off some substantial forged table legs. We collaborated with our friend David Bohnhoff to create the top.

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Here Kyle and his assistant Kallen (in the first photo) are forging the legs using the power hammer and a jig with clamps on the table.

Forged steel table bases ready for their tops. The table is designed in two sections that can be arranged side by side or end to end. Check out the rivet detailing in the second photo!

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And here's the mighty 12-seater table installed. The top is quarter-sawn oak with a gorgeous grain. It's in two sections that match the base. To keep the fit nice and snug when the bases are arranged side by side, Kyle forged a bracket or cleat to lay across each end, as well as shorter brackets to use when the tables are end to end. The brackets store in a space under the top of the table. You can see some of David's process photos as he created the top and carved the dados to fit the brackets on his Instagram account. (Click through to see them all!) The feet feature oak bases as well.

Holiday Show Schedule

We may be biased, but we have to say, this year we have a really incredible holiday show schedule. Can you believe this is our 5th year participating in Richmond holiday shows? Neither can we! We look forward to these shows all year as a great way to connect with folks in real life as well as stock up on personal, handmade gifts. This year we have a nice round-up of our classic favorites, as well as some exciting additions to the places you can shop for our work in person, including our first-ever Holiday Studio Sale.


First up, we have two ongoing gallery shows opening the first weekend in December.

>> Gallery Flux 6th Annual Miniature Show

Johannah has several mosaic pieces accepted into this annual show featuring a variety of art from paintings to mixed media to sculpture. This show offers clients a chance to invest in Fine Art at affordable prices from compelling local and regional artists. All artwork featured in this show will be priced $400 or less and 8" x 8" or smaller.

WHEN: Opening reception Friday Nov. 30, 5:30 to 8 pm // Stop by the gallery in person or online through December 30.
WHERE: Gallery Flux, 307B England St., Ashland, VA 23005

>>Art 180's Atlas Holiday Market

We're excited to return to the Atlas Holiday Market. Art and handmade crafts made by local artists will be on display and for sale just in time for the holidays, along with products developed by ART 180. All art will be sold for under $500 and will go as low as $5!!! Sale proceeds will be split between the artists and ART 180.

WHEN: Opening reception Friday Dec. 1, 6-9 pm // Show is open weekdays 10 am - 5 pm Dec. 4 through 14.
WHERE: Art 180 at Atlas, 114 W Marshall St., RVA 23220

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Throughout the month you can find us at several weekend craft shows, and we'll wind it all up with our first-ever Holiday Studio Sale where you can pick up those last-minute gifts straight from our Scott's Addition studios.

>>Richmond Craft Mafia's Handmade Holiday
WHEN: Saturday Dec. 2 (10-6) and Sunday Dec. 3 (11-6)
WHERE: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2408 Ownby Ln., RVA  23220

>>Carytown Artisan Market
WHEN: Sunday Dec. 10 (10-5)
WHERE: 3201 W. Cary St., RVA 23221

>>Holiday Studio Sale

Join Phoenix Handcraft and Sweet Cheeks for last-minute holiday shopping in our Scott's Addition studios! We'll have all our customer favorites to pamper yourself or a friend. Our doors are open all day! Stop by and pick up a handmade gift while you run those last-minute holiday errands.

WHEN: Saturday Dec. 23 (10-5)
WHERE: 1607 Altamont Ave, RVA 23230

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Hope you can join us at one or more of these events. We'd love to see you!