Modern Staircase

Earlier this year we built a modern staircase and handrail, installed in a beautiful new modern home here in Richmond, Virginia.

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First up, creating the pieces and parts to make a staircase and handrail.

Next step is installation. First the stringers, then the steps, followed by the handrail, and finally the glass panels.

Detail photo of the clips we fabricated to hold the glass panels in place. Photo by Rendersphere.

Final installation looking fantastic with the home owners great taste in art and interior design. Photo by Rendersphere.

Magic Carpet Ride custom mosaic

This spring Johannah worked with a client to design and create a custom mosaic for their home. The piece was created for a specific location in their kitchen, and we used colors and nature themes found through the house.

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A series of process shots from idea sketches to color palette, through the creation of the finished piece. We used Italian smalti, an opaque glass and traditional mosaic material, for the leaf silhouettes and various glass and porcelain tiles for the background.

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The finished piece in our studio...

... and some detail shots plus the piece installed in their kitchen. The title of the piece comes from the rippling background combined with the night sky feeling of the gold tile sprinkled amidst the blue.

Forged Mantle Mirror

With the broad range of work we create, it follows that we work with a broad range of clients. From homeowners to architects, contractors to community boards, we've done it all. This particular project was brought to us by an interior designer looking for a large custom mirror to go over the client's mantle.

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Here's the finished mirror hanging in the front hall of our studios.

A few detail shots.

And a rough summary of the process. Notice the steps in creating the individually handforged leaves, from paper template to steel blank form to shaping the hot form on both the anvil and a wooden block.