We just got done moving some super heavy 6000lb granite sculptures by Jesus Moroles. He was an amazing and super kind sculptor from Texas that I had the pleasure of hanging with on several occasions and have always looked up to him as an artist and all around good guy. It all went down easy with a 10,000 forklift and two flat bed 18 wheelers we got them all moved to a public park here in San Antonio.
Our friend and client Yuri Tsuzuki came down to the Alamo City last week and took over the studio. She was such a pleasure to work with and we ended up making a one of a kind 12 foot tall stainless steel sculpture with her for a custom sculpture commission. We learned a ton of new tricks we didn't know our pipe rolling machine could do and several other eye opening techniques. She will be back in a month or so to help with the install at the clients home. Between her use of neat metallic color and butterfly imagery we think it turned out great! Also we ourselves got a new public art commission that we will have complete by next month. This piece will be another large custom stainless steel sculpture around 14 ft with the concrete base. Its going in the front of a new Kidney Hospital downtown near the riverwalk. The piece resembles a contemporary heart and kidney and will be brilliant polished stainless steel with lighting all around it at the base. Also a custom steel table base for a client we have in San Diego. And last a pic of one of our reclaimed wood tables with a custom metal base.
Getting ready for Christmas around the studio and wrapping up some projects. We are currently living at the studio in a borrowed RV and loving the 10 second commute! Our next big project over the holiday break is to set up our all new wood shop. Our big announcement for the end of the year is that we bought the building we have been renting for 5 years. We will now have a large showroom/gallery and separate wood and metal shops doubling our square footage and also now have a huge gated and locked storage space for all your big long term projects like sculpture restoration and sandblasting. We wish everyone a very happy holiday for this year.
A custom conference table frame that will have a huge 5 foot wide top and built in leather stools, some hammered steel edging for a series of countertops and will have solid brass rivets. Also a throwback custom light fixture we did for a San Antonio client. We have a pile of neat trick woodworking tools headed our way and will be getting a bit more tricky with the wood end of what we do, this will add to the unique nature of what we do and make our skills much more versatile for furniture and art projects. Oh and one more shot of the hammered blacksmith style tree branch and root custom handrails we did a while back.
Lots happening this past week! Kyle left us to move on to bigger and better things. We wish you the best in your future pursuits buddy! Also this week We install a slick retail spot for the Spurs Basketball Team at the AT&T center. Most challenging was this 9ft tall light box to be used as a display for jerseys. Also we are getting ready for several public art pieces goin in at a few of our local San Antonio public parks. More pics to come soon.
Autumn having fun at the shop fighting the heat. Running the forge is always good for the temp up here! Once custom console table out of angle iron, and a custom 6th wedding anniversary gift of iron.
A shot of our last custom mobile bar trailer build. A new simplistic super strong big green egg stand Kyle made. A console table for under a tv and some public art sculpture parts.
Custom shelves we made to look like and function like an antique cigar press that is larger than life. These ended up being used as large cigar shelves to promote products at trade shows for the tobacco convention. Also a bunch of steel flowers for a public art project in San Antonio. A pic of some of our new chair frames we are manufacturing for a company, and a pic of Autumn working in the garage we use to be based out of.
Custom redwood planter stands with hand forged blacksmith hooks. Custom live edge benches, one large dandelion!
Our first location was in our garage at home! Custom Industrial Furniture San Antonio, custom light fixtures Texas