Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Preservation Dallas Intown Outing: Potter Art Metal Studios

Join Preservation Dallas for a tour and demonstration at Potter Art Metal Studios.  Their work can be found on the Preservation Achievement Award winning Woodrow Wilson High School in which Potter refurbished and replicated the historic metal lanterns which they originally fabricated over eighty-five years ago.

For four generations, over a span of 90 years, the Potter family has been the inspiration of the finest metal artisans in the Southwest.  Richard Potter Jr. carries on the legacy of extreme metalwork left to him by his grandfather Henry Potter, who opened the business in 1920 when his lantern-making hobby outgrew his backyard.  They have designed and produced hand-wrought artistic metal products in iron, bronze, brass and aluminum, which now grace thousands of homes and businesses throughout the United States.

Their ironwork can be seen throughout the city.  The Lakewood Clifford Hutsell and Charles Dilbeck houses are adorned with their ironwork and lanterns.  The beautiful fixtures at Fair Park were also made by the Potter family.  The enormous, beautiful art deco light fixtures in Downtown Dallas and the light fixtures at White Rock Lake are Potter originals, as well as the fixtures of just about every beautiful church in the area, including Christ the King and Highland Park Methodist... the list just goes on and on.

The studio has limited parking in front of the building, but parking is available along Memphis and Lupo streets.

Admission is free for members, $20 for non-members.  Reservations are required.  Please contact Preservation Dallas by email or at 214-821-3290 to RSVP.

WHEN: Tuesday August 27, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Potter Art Metal Studios
                4827 Memphis Street
                Dallas, TX 75207