New Artisans of the Week
Help me welcome to some of the newest CustomMade members for this week!
“Mild steel, Bronze, Brass, Brazilian Cherry, Burled Maple, Copper & Marble. Wire-brushed with clear enamel finish. Forged, welded and lathe turned pieces, hand-formed leaves, inlayed marble accents and burled maple components with design details done in pyrography. Both photos by artists. As a husband and wife team, Matthew & Karine Maynard specialize in hand-forged custom architectural ironwork and applied design. Their work has been featured in international periodicals as well as national industry magazines such as High Point. They have also been given prominence by the National Ornamental Misc. Metals Association, the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, the Kentucky Arts Council and the American Blacksmiths Association of North America. Their work is primarily installed in private homes throughout the Midwest and Southern United States. Each element of their work reflects their professional attention to aesthetic detail, design & function. ‘We work closely with our clients throughout the design process and look forward to collaborating with them, creating one-of-a-kind custom railings and unique home furnishings that will last for generations to come’”
“Black & white Oneida Shadow plates combined with Andy Warhol plates featuring Campbell Soup labels dotted with glass gems. Glass interior. Charcoal grout. One of a kind, pique assiette (French mosaic style using plate shards) to create functional art: vases, picture frames, planters and candlestick holders. I accept commissions to create tabletop items as well as cremation urns. These can be personalized with small photos or text.”
“Crafted from cherry solids, maple inlay and Baltic birch plywood, the 65″ tall Cascade chest is inspired by the curvaceous forms of perfume bottles. Designed for production, the design makes efficient use of materials with highly repeatable elements. The piece is finished in a hand rubbed oil to highlight the visual qualities of the wood. The Cascade Chest was selected to be exhibited in the Furniture Society booth during the 2007 International Contemporary Furniture fair in New York City.” “Alan Harp Design … because what you want doesn’t exist… yet. Experienced in furniture design, theater set design, room remodeling, product photography, artistic painting, and a whole bunch of other fun stuff, Alan Harp Design can help you create what you can’t get anywhere else.”
“Powder Room vanity cabinet with flat panel doors and drawer fronts. Fabricated with paint grade materials on the exterior with finished Birch interiors. Custom finish done by local artists at Transformation Studios. Perfect Design Cabinetworks designs, fabricates and installs custom cabinetry and furniture for the residential market. We work with any wood species, veneers and finishes available and any style the client wants in their home.”