This week we did a steel obelisk outdoor sculpture for a friend and client and should be done this week and off to install it in her yard. We are getting ready to paint our building and get it looking a bit more current along with finishing the build out that has been on pause for the sculpture gallery and custom furniture showroom.
Finally made it to the corn maze at traders village in San Antonio. We got some good San Antonio fruit treats and then off to the studio to do a demo for a class. We had a class from Our Lady of the Lake here in San Antonio come out to ask questions about sculpture making and running an art business. Autumn did some power hammer demo action and we showed them some of the tricks of the trade. Autumn is also gearing up to make some sculpture for a client that commissioned a pair of sculptures for their new home. Working on a large three tier custom iron luxury chandelier at the same time.
We have a friend who is retired from the Art Restoration industry. She worked for many museums and private collectors over the years. So now she wants her very own large steel outdoor sculpture of an Obelisk. This one will be a beautiful corten steel leather brown so it will never need any attention over the years, just to enjoy seeing art outside in the yard. We also made two industrial bespoke cone shape end tables that will get a hardwood table top in black walnut, pics to come soon. We did some patina magic on a sign for USAA at the headquarters. We also did a table for another public artist that we just love to pieces. This table will go on a deck on her roof. Its top is actually an extra enamel panel she had made as a maquette of the sculpture she installed to add to the Public Art in San Antonio and the Department of Arts and Culture. Finally Autumn is working on some of her own sculpture pieces this week that will hang out in our new art gallery we are working on getting done soon. Headed up to Austin soon to check out the sculpture scene up there for fun. We also are working on some corporate art for a health care company that wanted something a bit more custom so they commissioned us to do their logo in a much more sculptural way. Hopefully these get to live at all the locations and could be a part of brand recognition.
We recently got done with a large public art installation in Dallas Texas. This one requested something simple and American in theme. These were large aluminum laser cut eagles we suspended with aircraft cable in the lobby of this Government building. The building was a DMV/ Passport center and was just about to re open after an extensive remodel. This place had a 55 foot high ceiling and the lift we had to get was crazy tall and shaky! Thanks to our mastermind friend Mike we got this thing in within one day! Ready to fabricate the next large public art sculpture that we are starting this week. If you have any custom sculpture ideas or have an idea you want to commission let us know!
Took our first vacation in years to visit the grandparents and see the ocean. We got to spend days out on the beach looking at tide pools and critters and the beautiful woods and trees out there! Now that we are back from the Pacific North West area we are back in Texas and working on several more public art projects that are in the works for the City of San Antonio and the City of Dallas. We are building out a live work space and are moving into a tiny custom built luxury apartment we built. This past weekend was spent grinding and polishing the cement floors getting them ready for some stain and sealer to cap it off with a nice matte finish. We picked up a clearance bathroom fan that has a blue light and speakers with bluetooth. It is so fun and makes our bathroom feel like an Italian night club!
Well it is a big week around here. We are currently working on three major public art fabrication projects at once! One in Dallas Texas for a large government building lobby, one for a hotel in downtown San Antonio, One for a public park in San Antonio, and one for a company out of Florida that wanted a sculpture of their logo.
This week we are making a large hospitality art piece we were commissioned for a hotel downtown in San Antonio on the River Walk. This piece we now realize looks a whole lot like Soo Sunny Park, an amazing sculptor! We are also working on some of our own original pieces this week as well. We also saw this amazing glamour shot on a public message board at a local restaurant. The monster backyard gets tamed this week also. Big things coming soon!
Got to visit an old friend and touch him up the other day. Also have been breathing new life into some old sculptures that only had the beginning parts done. It's like unpausing a movie you started a year ago! Tons of public art projects going at once. We cant post pics of most of what we are up to right now but when they are approved big things are coming!
Some pics of past recent projects from all over San Antonio. We did a giant luxury vent hood for a modern contemporary home that was just finished being built. Took some pics of a modern stainless steel outdoor public art piece we custom built a while ago. The oil bar shelves are done and have a beautiful patina on them so they are off to their new home. Autumn is back at it in the studio making some sculpture and anxious to get her shoulder in shape to do more. We did a large granite rustic Texas Ranch style dining table custom for a San Antonio client.
We got to spend last weekend at a friends lakehouse up in East Texas. They bought a house that was built in 1886 and it was like sleeping in a Texas time capsule. All the nails were square and the boards hand cut. We got to catch a ton of largemouth bass and get in some kayaking. We got done with an antique gate coffee table and it went right in step with this weekends adventure. The back of this lake had a huge spring source and a beaver dam.
We did some antique repairs for a friend recently and now they are off into the world. One was a great grandmother's garden gate turned into a custom coffee table. We did a nice rock top contemporary dining table for a client in Austin. Some custom copper caps for a historic handrail. Got a bit more done on the coming showroom! All the floors are out even in the halls and bathrooms. Now we sand and polish the concrete floors for a slick industrial look. Also did a custom aluminum rain window for an artist that will project video onto the glass. Custom furniture San Antonio.
A great pic of a recent vent hood we made and some shots of the custom dining tables we are currently working on.
Custom Vent Hoods
Custom Bar Stools, Reclaimed wood dining tables, custom live edge table, modern sculptural dining table, iron table base, and sculpture piece.
More coats of sealer and Oil rubbed bronze. Beautiful pieces of wood almost ready for their new homes. Shop is starting to get super organized! Ready to wrap up the showroom.
Custom Luxury Furniture Showroom, dining chairs, custom rustic reclaimed wood dining table, coffee, Furniture Store San Antonio
Some Christmas shots and some dining tables now in our clients homes. Some shots from the past and what is to come.
A whole new pile of steel minimalist modern contemporary dining chairs. These sturdy simple chairs are becoming a favorite lately and fit into any style setup. These work well for the Hill Country Modern style that is so common around the Austin and San Antonio areas. We got to get some rollerblading in and see some lights before the big day! We skipped the Family this year and are working on the office remodel.
Major remodel underway!
We got a bit of cabin fever sitting in our tiny section of our front office and started knocking walls down. We have for 6 years been sitting in this tiny drop ceiling office cubicle type situation with terrible old school fluorescent office lights. We kept saying this is highly dangerous to the creative process as it continued to drain all creativity from us. So we decided to shut down for the holiday season and get this place in shape and make a beautiful showroom and become the furniture and art gallery we have always envisioned. It costs a ton to do this type of thing so we grabbed tools and got to work. Coming soon is our high ceiling showroom with our own custom chandeliers and furniture and sculptures. This space will be industrial and light by our own custom light fixtures. We will have examples of our work on display and pieces for sale that can be delivered that day. Many updates to come soon. We will be able to show contemporary modern, rustic, industrial, and traditional and transitional hill country furniture designs in one spot.
We will have space to show our custom dining tables with a whole set of Wanderlust Ironworks Chairs and a custom candelabra centerpiece to boot. These are some before and afters of whats going down.
New rustic dining tables both over 10ft long and 42 inches wide, a custom iron door insert, and a first look at what will become our showroom to display our furniture and art. Also the chair that started it all.
The very beginning of our soon to be showroom. This is where we will display our most popular pieces that are prebuilt and ready for pickup more like a regular furniture store except everything is handmade from raw materials here locally and not imported from China or Pakistan like every other place.
We have a pile of luxury solid welded custom hardwood dining tables. We get super swamped with table orders for Christmas every year and this year we are ahead of the game. If you need a custom dining table for Christmas we can offer free delivery locally to get it to you on time! Black Walnut, maple, white oak, reclaimed wood.
Massive 14ft Leathered Granite Custom Dining table, new sculptures taking shape, wine racks delivered.
Got a new 14 foot long custom granite and steel dining table delivered to our clients luxury ranch property. We got our custom forged wine racks delivered to the client this weekend. Working on a pile of new sculptures and loving every min of it! Thankful this year for so much so far though is getting to make sculpture we want for the first time since we opened our studio.