This door knocker was commissioned by a violin maker. The 'button' is made out of bronze while the backplate and treble clef were forged out of iron. I love it when I can combine bronze and iron - they just look so perfect together. The violin outline was chased into the iron plate with a series of hand chisels. The best part...I get to visit his violin-making shop next wk :-)
The installation for a backyard pool area door was finalized today. The door hardware was in keeping with the organic style of railings I forged this summer for the same customer. While I provided the latches, decorative iron strip, hinges, and overall door layout with the water glass inserts, Camille Vienneau from Cam's Carpentry (www.camscarpentry.com) built & installed the door. Solid cedar - such nice craftsmanship Camille - as usual!
Just completed my most recent commission. Yesterday's delivery included the fireplace screen, poker with Ram's Head topper plus a set of tongs. I had previously delivered the Ram's head andirons.
The beautiful log-style home setting is perfect for hand-forged iron!
Randy Gill is the blacksmith behind 180 Forge Works.