The artworks on metal. Stairs, railings, gates, balustrades, elevator doors, lighting, accessories for fireplaces.
For centuries the masters of blacksmith’s work has been held in honor and respect. In the Middle Ages the tools, weapons, household items of all shapes and sizes were forged manually, with lots of delicate worked out details and exquisite ornaments. In the 19th century handmade metal art has been replaced by stamping and casting. The interest in limited-circulation, unique works of bronze, steel, copper, cast iron revived only in recent years.
Our sculptors and blacksmiths perform all types of artwork on metal - from creating the authorship art objects to the transformation of utilitarian interior items into exclusive samples of decorative - applied art.
Among the techniques of working with metal there are four main areas - casting, forging, stamping, etching.
Art Casting - the process of making an item by pouring the molten metal into a pre-made of sand casting-mold. After cooling, the cast is treaten - cleaned and polished. Peak of the bronze casting art falled on the 17-18 century in Western Europe, when every more or less rich person wanted to perpetuate itself in statues and epic compositions.
Metal Art - a method of treatment of metal, heated to a high temperature by acting on the workpiece with a sledgehammer or hammer. Forging improves the quality and structure of the metal, hardens it.
Chasing - technological process of making picture, inscription, image, decorative panels, consisting in striking the relief on plate. The pattern on the sheet metal is created by specially made tools - chisels and set hammers.
Etching - the removal of the surface layer on a metal piece under the treatment of specially selected chemicals. When execution the artwork part of surface is protected with masks, made from materials, that are resistant to etching, thus creating the desired pattern.