FMG Design creates only original and custom designs in copper, brass, nickel silver, silver and wood.
Frank attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a Roycroft Renaissance Master Artisan in Metal since 2003.
Frank’s work is primarily in the Arts & Crafts and Craftsman Style, inspired by the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Greene & Greene and the Roycroft Art Metal Shop.
You will find his mailbox and lantern designs on Bungalows, Craftsman, Mission, Prairie and Arts & Crafts style landmark homes in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia — and on some Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes. Now he is passing on his repoussé techniques in workshops where anybody can create beautiful works in metal.
Craftsman Copper is the studio of master coppersmith James Davies. Since beginning his career in 1994 and opening his own studio in, 2005 James has been forging some of the most beautifully designed and meticulously finished American Arts and Crafts lighting pieces since the style’s early 1900’s beginnings.
Craftsman Copper specializes in recreating and expanding upon the aesthetics and design of the hand hammered hollowware lighting popularized by Dirk Van Erp and his contemporaries. All the processes and methods of the original craftsmen from the early 20th century are faithfully adhered to within the walls of our studio. Drawing from a century of solid and gorgeous designs by artists such as Harvey Ellis, August Tiesselinck, and Karl Kipp to name a few, Craftsman Copper can recreate nearly any early design for you, or design and forge something truly unique to adorn your home with.
Joslyn Fine Metalwork opened its doors in 1985 with a single goal – to offering beautifully designed and unique pieces of ironwork. Quality workmanship is the cornerstone of the business along with a genuine desire to give our clients superior service and personal attention. These ideals allow us to create a truly unique and personal experience and, ultimately, works of art that reflect our clients’ personal tastes and style.
We hear from many of our clients that they have never seen anything like the pieces we create: it is our willingness to think outside the box. Imagination and dedication to our ideals bring this work to life. We will continue to create our work as long as we are able and have clients that appreciate the unique over the mundane. After 30 years, we still get excited about beginning new projects. With enthusiasm and passion we dedicate ourselves to every piece and we are confident our clients will be very pleased with the results.
Authentic Designs builds historically accurate lighting fixtures by hand in our rural Vermont workshops. We specialize in Early American and Colonial designs, and also create lighting designs reproduced from (or inspired by) other styles and traditions. Sources for our designs include private collections, historic buildings, restorations, museums, auction houses and antique dealers. All of the chandeliers, sconces, wall lanterns, post lanterns, floor and table lamps were entirely built here in our workshops. Many manufacturers these days import their components, meaning that only the assembly is done locally. We however start from scratch using tools and machines that we have acquired over the years, salvaged, or in some cases built ourselves. We start with only the finest raw materials, including brass, copper, terne, and American-grown hardwoods. We take great care to ensure that the quality and durability of our lights are as lasting as the originals by which we are inspired.
Lighting fixtures and fans are the jewel of almost every room, don’t hide them – let Garber’s Crafted Lighting help you accentuate your room with a country primitive style. You will be seeing products that are handcrafted by Garber’s Crafted Lighting from our home to yours, here at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. Over 44 years experience of designing and selling lighting fixtures, have made us the one source of country primitive lighting and fans
Like so many great American business stories, ours starts as a family business housed in an out building of an old house, in a very small town. The King family was quite prominent in what was then known as Leaksville and operated, among other things, an antique store. DF King, Sr. had a passion for chandeliers and enjoyed the challenge in converting them for use with electricity. With an “aha” moment, he decided to design his own crystal chandeliers, and King’s Chandelier Company was born. From that moment of ingenuity to now, we have grown from a small mail order business to a destination shopping experience and one of a kind on-line store. Our showroom and factory are still located in the same town as the early days, but it is now called Eden.
All of Period Lighting’s fixtures are entirely handmade, from the drip on the wax coated candle covers to the hand-forged suspension hook that conceals the wire. The fixtures are made with many of the same hand tools of the original craftsmen who were intent upon investing their skills and artistry in a product whose quality approaches the outer limits of commercial practicality.
The Scofield Lighting Collection sets the standard for combining the best designs of the past and making them relevant for today. Our artisans use traditional tools and proven techniques that show the mark of the human hand.
Over many decades of building lighting fixtures my style has ranged from organic to the straight lines of the prairie style. This range is best seen in my table lamps. Table lamps are one of my greatest loves because they are like islands of light in the evening. When a room is lit by a number of table lamps the effect can change everything. In the lamps that have wood in them I use highly figured white Quarter sawn oak that has been given old world finish. I have worked on my hand rubbed finishes for more than 30 years. I do fuming with aniline dye followed by a thin coat of hand made shellac. I also use tung oils and blackened wax. The effect I get has even fooled experts into thinking they are antique finishes. My hammered copper patinas have undergone extensive research to be able to match old pieces that I have restored. I still find myself experimenting with finishes and I am sure this will never end. In the Arts and Crafts world the finish on a piece can be half of the value. I keep this idea in mind on every lamp I build.
Studio Steel began in 1991 with our trademark Bell Chandelier. Over the years, we have consistently grown – through the support of our showrooms and clients – allowing us to continue to design, and redesign, luxurious custom handwrought lighting. From our office where our customer service managers attend to design requirements, showroom and logistic support, to our factory floor where we hand bend and weld raw steel with care and consistency, our aim is to create beautiful lighting for our clients.
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