Monday, November 29, 2010

Gold Leaf Your Stair Rail to Fabulous

Add a little panache to your wrought iron sair railing.  We custom built this one for one of our clients who had the details gold leafed.  It's a simple way to give your metalwork an extra bit of style.

written by: Izabela Wojcik

Monday, November 22, 2010

A great lantern design by Leo Dowell

Gas Lanterns we created for Leo Dowell Interiors

We are currently building several light fixtures for Leo Dowell, of Leo Dowell Interiors.  He designed one of the bunch and I just had to show it off.  With the exception of wrought iron for the bottom scrolls, the entire light fixture is made in solid copper and brass.  Of course it's hand made to Leo's specifications; all the way down to the smallest details like the fish scale roof and the adorable rivet heads holding the straps.  I think it's one of the most interesting fixtures out there... and they're so adorable.
Leo has been creating everything from individual rooms to complete luxury homes for the past 35 years and his company specializes in European style furnishings and building materials as well.  He adds a touch of drama while keeping spaces comfortable to live in.

UPDATE: I sent Leo photos of his design and got such a fabulous letter back:
"Wow! It is such a pleasure to have a design interpreted in such a way that surpasses your expectations.  I got into this business in order to try to prove that I could provide design ideas that would be innovative and classic. It doesn't matter if I am doing a multimillion dollar Estate or designing a light fixture, I put my heart and soul into it. I just can't tell you how rewarding it is to find a kindred spirit. The lanterns are unbelievably fantastic! And I don't say that very often. I think we should market these nationally, what do you think? Let's do a signature collection...

written by: Izabela Wojcik

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Simple Wrought Iron Fireplace Andirons

Andirons hand forged by
Potter Art Metal Studios of Dallas.
©All Rights Reserved.

We just made a pair of really nice and simple fireplace andirons.  They were hand wrought and have a old world rust finish.  I like them because the beauty is in the texture.  We made them look as if they have been around for quite a few years.  Simply put, they look "lived in."  

written by: Izabela Wojcik

AIA award reception

Last night we were presented with the Texas Society of Architects | AIA award for TSA Citation of Honor - Artisan Award by the AIA Dallas Chapter of The American Institute of Architects.  A great honor.  We thank you.

Richard Potter and Izabela Wojcik (me)
Our beautiful award

Richard Potter accepted the award for Potter Art Metal Studios

written by: Izabela Wojcik

Friday, November 5, 2010

Beautiful 3 Candle Table Centerpiece

Grapevine centerpiece designed by Izabela Wojcik.
Hand forged by Potter Art Metal Studios of Dallas. ©All Rights Reserved.

The Holidays are coming! The Holidays are coming! Take a look at one of our organic vine centerpieces. I designed this 3 candle piece as a smaller table version of our grapevine chandelier which we donated to the Cattle Barons Ball this year. This particular piece will benefit the Dallas Center for Architecture.

written by: Izabela Wojcik