Monday, June 25, 2012

Impressed by handcrafted architectural sculpture

Carved Stonework by Hunt Studios
I was just clicking around the net when I ran into Hunt Studios, a studio which produces handcrafted architectural sculpture in stone, metal and cast materials.
It just amazes me how a master carver like Nathan Hunt and his artisans can take a chunk of stone and create such objects of beauty.  I'm just in awe.

Carved Stonework by Hunt Studios
The process of stone carving is far form ornamental metalworking, which is what we do here at Potter Art Metal Studios, but the two are gorgeous to look at and work together so well.  We have made wrought iron fireplace screens and tools for the most gorgeous stone carved mantles out there.  Our lanterns are beautifully hung on fabulous carved as well as cast stone columns and arches as well, and we simply adore to see others work compare to our own in beauty as well as quality and support great artisans in general; after all, there are so few of us out there. 

Doors and Lanterns by Potter Art Metal Studios

written by: Izabela Wojcik

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The British are coming!

Potter Square is about to get a new arrival.  What makes it so special?  It's taking over the old Potter Art Metal Studios showroom!
I was passing by our old studio, right off Knox/Henderson and HWY 75 the other day and saw a huge "The British are coming!" banner.   I was super curious to find out who these British were, but by the time I got home I had completely forgotten to Google them.  Today I opened up an invitation from Cattle Baron's Ball and there it was again, that hat from the banner.  I looked it up and was pleasantly surprised to find that it will be the first stand-alone US store opening in Dallas for Timothy Oulton.  I have "saved the date" indeed and will be attending the grand opening party for sure!

written by: Izabela Wojcik