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The 5 Fundamental Metalworking Processes image
There is probably no industry people operate in that does not involve some sort of machinery or pieces of equipment made of metal. Metals are vital and they come in different shapes and forms – as important raw materials, incredibly useful infrastructures, decorative interior elements, and even as complex medical instruments like the scalpel. Without...
Blacksmiths of the Future | Where Is the Iron Forging Craft Headed? image
Over 3 millennia have passed since the Hittites first began forging iron, forever changing the course of our civilization. With the march of time, we’ve learned and adapted new ways of extracting and transforming harsh metals into valuable industrial products.  Although the craft of blacksmiths has long been left relatively untouched by modern technologies, things...
Ironworks of New York – The Architectural Heritage of American Ironwork Craftsmen image
Iron has a rudimentary role in the construction of our civilization but we rarely think of its significance. We live in buildings, use products, and take advantage of transportation services, created with the help of iron, not realizing what a breakthrough the smelting process once was or how the invention and later development of melting...
The Romantic Wrought Iron Balcony: A Timeless Classic With Many Benefits image
“O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” There are probably very few people who are not familiar with the famous balcony scene from Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. Juliet says these words while standing on a balcony, which helps set the feeling of the distance between the two in love. As an important symbol of...
Top 7 Wrought Entry Iron Doors Design Trends for 2022 image
Wrought iron has a long history in ornamental metalworks that still adorn some of the most iconic historic sites. While the classic wrought iron designs offer an evergreen sense of sophistication, modern iron craftsmen continue to contribute to the growing variety of railings, fences, gates, and door designs. So if you’ve been planning a renovation...
5 Expert Tips on Choosing the Perfect Wrought Iron Railings image
Wrought iron is the preferred material for building a wide range of interior and exterior elements for a reason. Its sturdiness, longevity, and little maintenance add to the incredible beauty of this seemingly rough material.  It’s also worth noting that tradition in the craftsmanship spans over half millennium, extending the richness of methods, styles, and...
Fleur-de-lis. The Myth Behind the Most Recognizable Iron Ornament image
  The poetic fleur-de-lis, or flower of lily, as the term translates to English, is a distinctive decorative symbol in a wide range of art forms – from paintings, iron decorations, clothing and textiles, and even tattoos. It is a sign of sophistication and purity and has once been an important sigil of nobility throughout...
The Most Influential Ironmasters of History image
3 Ironmasters Who Transformed the Iron Forging Craft Central to society and our industrial development, the role of the ironsmith in our civilization’s history was as important as the discoveries of the printing press, electricity, and computers.  The ironsmith was a figure with many faces. He was cherished for his work and sometimes feared for...
6 Historic Metal Railings Designs image
Metal railings are synonymous with their durability and security features. They provide long-lasting use and require minimal maintenance. Wrought iron railings, in particular, have become a symbol of ornamental mastery, and a subject of artistic expression and luxury. Today interior and exterior railings still carry their centuries-old elegance and invoke admiration for both their ever-green...
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