Saturday, February 23, 2013

Western Style Vent-A-Hood in Copper

I just got back from my ski trip; Whistler was beautiful! ...but back to my story...
The first thing I did was run to the back to see the progress being made on an awesome copper hood we're working on for designer Neal Stewart... and let me tell you! Progress has been made!  It looks fabulous!!!

It's a six sided hood, which will hang over a fire pit inside a bunk house, where real live cowboys will do what ever real live cowboys do.

We repousse'd a leaping bronco with a cowboy holding on for his dear life into each of the sides, as well as given the copper plenty of cool textures.  The wrought iron straps are also hand hammered and adorned with hundreds of hammer heads.  And check out that chimney!

It's about 80% done, and I can't wait to show off the pics when it's all done!

written by: Izabela Wojcik

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Spectacular Dining Table by David Gappa

You have got to check out this contemporary style table we custom built for glass artist, David Gappa!
David Designed this one-of-a-kind brushed steel dining table for a private residence.  "Gappa's vision was to create a timeless and experiential fine art glass masterpiece that also has prominent usefulness in the home.  He calls it ELYSIUM."  ...and he created just that!

With various hues of blues, greens and hyacinths, the handblown rondels are floating on a bed of crushed glass inside the table frame.  The entire display of gorgeous glasswork is backlit by LEDs.   The entire table is a 4' wide by 8' long piece of functional art.

Congratulations David! It's simply breathtaking!

Check out how David and his artisans make their artwork:

Glass work by David Gappa of Vetro Glassblowing.  Steel work by Potter Art Metal Studios.  LED illumination by LED Cool Lights.  Photography by Lorraine Haan-Stewart of Spiral Photography.

written by: Izabela Wojcik