Thursday, September 22, 2011

All the detail in the gates...

The lanterns are finally hanging on either side of the gates we forged a while ago for one of our clients!  We designed and custom made both, of course.  Our client wanted them to be totally, naturally, rusted... which was an interesting process in itself.
Here is the final look, but what I really wanted to show off is all the detail we put into the gates before we rusted them; so beautiful.

Gates designed and forged by Potter Art Metal Studios.

Gas lanterns; copper and brass mix.

What's so special about Potter Art Metal Studios?  It's all in the details.  Take a look at just about anything out there and then take a second glance.  See the difference?  We love the beauty of metal and what can be done with it... the way it feels to the touch and how the brain processes the textures and colors.  Plus, if you don't do it right, why do it at all?  The wonderful, hand worked pieces are slowly disappearing, being taken over by pre-fabricated pieces which hurt my eyes... it's such a shame!

Lantern detail

Gate detail: rusting process starting

Gate detail: rusting process continues
written by: Izabela Wojcik