Can you make this?

Often times we have clients approach us with a simple question “Can you make this?”

Which is typically followed by a rough sketch or drawing of an object that they would like created.  The answer is “Yes.”

Then the question is followed by another questions…”What if…”  “What if I want to have bronze work in this area here”,

Drawing of Fireplace Doors

“Can you put a scroll in the middle with a basket weave pattern around it”, “Could we have claw feet and a dragon head coming out the flower pot?”

Yes, Yes, and Yes.  If you can dream it, we can build it.  It’s undoubtedly a matter of what the client wants and the budget for the item.

We want to build for you your vision.  Maybe you don’t really know exactly what you want.  We can help you there too.  We can develop plans to complement your design and architecture.  Of course, your input is always taken into consideration.

Let me give you an example…We had a client come to us with a drawing.  “Can you make this? ”

“Yes, we can make these intricate fireplace doors.  But what would you like to do about handles?”  We suggested a scroll leaf design in copper

Custom Fireplace Doors In Progress

to accent the piece with complementary accents to draw all the details together.

The next step

  is to build it.  In progress, the fireplace doors look like this…

After completion of each piece the custom fireplace doors are assembled in the shop.  These particular fireplace doors were made from steel, measuring 8 ft by 5 ft, using copper and hand rubbed oil, with gold leaf ornaments.

Once complete, the custom fireplace doors were installed in a private home in Hidden Hills, California.

Custom Fireplace Doors

Beautiful and functional artwork, the fireplace doors add an additional dimension to an elegant fireplace that can stand the test of time, hand forged by an artist blacksmith, Phillip Bowling of Noble Forge.

Back to the original question, “Can you make this?”.  The answer is, “YES”.

An Artist for All Seasons

Phillip Bowling creates artistic masterpieces using the ancient skill of blacksmithing.  His hand-forged metal artwork graces homes as purely artistic creations as well as  highly functional pieces such as fireplace screens, gates and chandeliers.

All of Phillip’s works are one of a kind and there is no mass production, guaranteeing you an individual, unique work of art for your home or office.