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Hammersmith Studios specializes in investment grade ironwork, hand forging and machine forging, repousse’, metal conservation and metal refinishing.   What experience means to our company is predictable results, predictable quality, predictable schedule and predictable budget. We have restored historic artifacts; replicated everything from bolt-heads to entire chandeliers, and built new work from original designs to look as if they were made 100 years ago. We understand the construction process. Many artisans are out of their element when faced with construction administration.  We will generate submittals and take the lead in mock up and sample reviews. We understand the chain-of-command but are very effective in direct communication with design professionals. We work as peers and collaborate to resolve ambiguities, make priorities and clarify preferences.  We coordinate with other trades to make sure that when our work reaches the site, it “clicks” into place with all of the architectural relationships of line to joints as-designed.

Consultation
Restoration
Historical Finishes
Custom Design
Conservation and Preservation
After Care Programs
Consultation
Hammersmith Studios offers consultation on site to discuss details, take measurements, and discuss options of your project. Call to schedule an appointment. If your project is of a historic nature we can also provide you with a study or survey to help you in gathering information to make the decision of how to proceed with the project or what you will need to budget for the success of the restoration project.
Restoration
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Hammersmith Studios works in copper, bronze and mild steel. For historical restoration repair or replication using hand forging we are able to match techniques and styles of past master blacksmiths. Through extensive study of architecture and blacksmithing over the years it is possible to identify specific artists and blacksmiths shops of the past. With patience and this knowledge we are able to replicate missing pieces of historic works seamlessly.

Historical Finishes
Replication of historical finishes is thought as a simple task though in all actuality to provide historically accurate finished is time consuming takes skill and knowledge and is one of our specialties. Proper restoration or application of a historical finish can be extremely valuable to the outcome and the finishing touch of a project.
Custom Design
The process of custom designed project starts with a consult either in our studio or on site. If we do meet on site we will take measurements, speak about details and provide sketches or full size drawings if necessary. Consult and drawing time are billable hours. Once approval is given we will proceed to hand forging the project.
Conservation and Preservation
Metal Objects Conservation and Preservation: There may be a special piece of art metal you have recently acquired or one that has been in your family for years and needs conservation, preservation or repair. We can provide services which will allow you to pass on the piece to future generations to enjoy. Feel free to contact us today to consult with us about your significant project.
After Care Programs
“After Care Programs” Protect your investment. Hammersmith Studios offers preservation of finishes and bi annual maintenance programs. Package cost depend upon project details. Call for package information.