Custom ironwork has always been the focus of my work.  It has been my great fortune to work in many styles and sizes ranging from cabinet pulls to driveway gates for many wonderful clients.  Among the areas I commonly work in are handrails and balcony rails, fireplace equipment, gates, chandeliers, sconces, table and floor lamps, interior furnishings, door and gate hardware, memorial pieces and sculptural work.  The following are photos of custom work I have done.  Please take a couple minutes to view the range of my work.  All photos are my own, except as noted otherwise.


Architectural work

La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, 2009

Guardrails around the mezzanine above La Plazuela Restaurant.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar, design concept by Barbara Felix, AIA.


Detail of mezzanine guardrail


La Fonda Hotel, Interior Skylight Guardrail.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar, design concept by Barbara Felix, AIA.



Detail of skylight guardrail


La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, 1998

Bunny Rail.  Created in partnership with Jim Pepperl, design concept by Phil Custer, AIA.


Other architectural work

Residential Guardrail and Stair rail, 2006, Santa Fe, NM.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar.



Fireplace Equipment

During my 25 years in Santa Fe, I have made several hundred custom firescreens.  Every kiva fireplace is unique, and I have developed a system to create a screen that fits each individual fireplace. 

New Mexico Zia Firescreen, 2006, Santa Fe, NM.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar.



Kiva firescreen with butterfly and flower, 2009, Santa Fe, NM.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar.


Hinged fireplace doors and tool set, 2004, Santa Fe, NM.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar.



Glass doors, 2008, Santa Fe, NM.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar.





Gates

Horse gate, Santa Fe, NM, 2003.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar.


Garden gate, 2005, Santa Fe, NM.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar.


Quatrefoil garden gate, 2007.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar.  Photo by Jared Gann.



Lighting

Chandelier, Tesuque, NM, 2004.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar.


Chandelier, Redding, CA, 1996.  Created in partnership with Jim Pepperl.


Hanging lantern, steel & mica, 2006, Santa Fe, NM.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar.



Door and Gate Hardware


Bunny gate pull, 2013.  A descendant of Mary Colter's Harvey House ashtrays.


Entry hardware, Santa Fe, NM, 2003.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar.


Bathroom entry hardware, 2007, Dallas, TX.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar and in collaboration with Ron Siebler.


Bathroom door latch, 2007, Dallas, TX.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar and in collaboration with Ron Siebler.



Memorials

First Methodist Church, 2004, Los Alamos, NM.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar.



Jeff Aycrigg Memorial Park Bench, 2002, Santa Fe, NM.  At the Randall Davies Audubon Center.


Container for cremains, 2000, Fripp Island, SC.


Reproduction Work

My experience as a museum blacksmith was excellent training for doing reproduction work.  Below is a special project, completed in 2010, reproducing a pair of Civil War era cavalry spurs.  The first photo is the historical piece that I worked from, excavated at a Confederate encampment site in Mississippi.


Below is the pair I made to match this one.  This pair was included in an exhibit about the Civil War at Texas A&M University.


Sculptural Work

Desert Flower 2, Forged and fabricated wall art, 12" x 25", 2007.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar.  Photo by Jared Gann.


Desert Flower 4, Forged and fabricated wall art, 16" x 34", 2007.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar.  Photo by Jared Gann.


Jemez Canyons, forged and fabricated wall art, 22" x 13", 2008.  Rusted and waxed finish.  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar.



Forged and fabricated kitchen wall sculpture, 2005, Tesuque, NM.  60" x 37 1/2".  Created in partnership with Sam Brinegar.  Design concept by Steffany Hollingsworth, ASID.