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.

Custom Fireplace Tools

It's getting to be that time of year! What time is that you ask? Bonfire time!! It happens a little earlier down south, a little later up north. And then it reverses in the fall. Add that to our list of "odd facts we notice through online sales."

This fall we added to our custom fireplace tool offerings, expanding from our original monogram bonfire poker. You can now find both indoor and outdoor pokers as well as tongs in our all-metal Etsy shop, Lucia Metal Studios. Just want one of the tools? No problem! You'll find each tool listed individually as well as in a set.

The outdoor poker is 40" long and the tongs are 36" long. This set is designed to be used comfortably with an outdoor fire, usually a little bigger and hotter than an indoor fire.

Both pieces of the indoor set are 27" long. Modern indoor fireplaces tend to be fairly small and shallow. A smaller tool set fits the bill in this case.

A few detail and sample shots of the fireplace tools. We make our fireplace tools from hammered square bar with a looped handle for your initial. The end of the poker is traditionally forged-welded and includes a log hook

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We also currently have two forged fireplace screens available in this Etsy shop. They're in a free-standing style that will fit most fireplaces. They feature a riveted design with hammer textured edging. Handles at the top make them a breeze to move, while bracketed feet lend them stability.

Stop by the Handforged Fire Tools section of Lucia Metal Studios to see the entire collection all in one place!

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!