classical candlestick

Classical Candlestick

This is a candlestick I designed with acanthus leaves and a little creature . it is forged out of mild steel. The base was raised out of three sixteenth inch plate. The client called it a Mckim Mead and White…

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Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library

Here are some photos of the Boston public library Ironwork. The Library was designed by Mckim ,Mead and White in 1888 the ironwork was designed by Alexander Spitzer a Boston Blacksmith who also executed the ironwork at Massachusetts State House…

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Another Repousse Doorknocker

Another Repousse Doorknocker

This is Another Repousse doorknocker made for a Client in the Hamptons Long island. The customer wanted a old world but whimsical doorknocker for their Cotswold style Arts and Crafts house . So this is what I come up with…

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Copper Repousse panel  by Carl Close Jr

Copper Repousse Panel by Carl Close Jr

This is a Copper panel that is created by a process of metalworking called repousse . Repousse is a technique that has been practiced since the dawn of time.The work involves using small steel punches and chisels to raise volume…

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 Custom wrought iron grill

Custom Wrought Iron Grill

These are some wrought iron grilles we made for a house that was inspired by french style wrought iron .They were made to fit inside a circular window frame .

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Carl CloseJr  Doorknocker of original design

Carl Close Jr Doorknocker of Original Design

This Gothic doorknocker was made out of wrought iron sheet metal. The techniques and processes involved were, Repousse while the metal was hot which helped form the lions face Decorative forging and chisel piercing and finially a specially mixed formula…

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Renaissance door knocker By Carl Close Jr.

Renaissance Door Knocker by Carl Close Jr.

This is a 15th century style doorknocker that is made by piercing and carving with tiny carving chisels .the face i carved in a typical 15thth century german style .

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Hand Forged Iris Grill Designed by Hammersmithsudios www.hammersmithstudio.com

Hand Forged Iris Grill Designed by Hammersmith Studios

It is March 19th and we just got 8 inches of snow in Concord Ma. Come on green grass and flowers!!!!!

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Hammersmith Studios Designers of World Class Artmetal

Hammersmith Studios is a company that was founded on a belief that great metal work is created with passion and love of detail.  Susan and  Carl Close work with their team of craftsmen  and artisans to provide exquisite Art Metal…

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