Tig was helping us wrap up fabrication on our latest large sculpture. We are about done on the next sculpture we are building. Getting set to drag it downtown and give it one last go over before we bolt it in. We created this for a Kidney hospital downtown and it will be light up at night if front of the building. Starting to see why people love to sculpt with stainless steel. Its very touchy as far as how clean you have to keep it and keep it away from regular steel or you will end up with rust marks! Not many people know this but stainless steel can rust if not treated properly, its stainless not stain proof. Lots of time on the back porch reading and hanging in the hammocks. The City Of San Antonio had us measure for a neat handrail we are building for the Riverwalk the other day and we saw no one down there, good job keep it up SA!
Also found some pics of custom planters we did a while ago and a hammered gold leaf coffee table that pairs old world blacksmith forging and modern furniture custom.
One industrial bench / custom coffee table we are designing for a client out of reclaimed industrial parts. Also one industrial table we did for Scaleworks a while ago when they opened. We got our most recent large sculpture project installed at our clients private residence and it turned out great! The client had lights installed before sunset that day and the night time illumination is better than we would have thought. The welded lifting tabs to get the disc into the property were going to stay at the request of the client, he thought they were cool but we have all since decided to come back and cut them off for a more streamlined modern minimalist look. We are laying low and working mostly from home and playing with LEGOS quite a bit as well as cooking.
Some cool WW2 era plane seats and an artillery box we picked from a cool junk store. We are going to restore them and leather upholster them and they are going in our house. Also some gears we are making into a bench seat for a dining table we sold years ago. We are almost done with the new stainless steel sculpture for downtown San Antonio. And last a new cabinet for one of our favorite clients.
New sculpture coming along, Cousin went to state basketball championship at The Alamo Dome, Our new building has some fun retro quirks, and Super Party San Antonio (we found the entrance)
Done with our template for a new stainless steel sculpture about 10ft tall. We got to see our cousin play at the Alamo Donme in the Texas State UIL basketball championship. We dive a little deeper into our new building and discover that we in fact are the proud owners of three kinds of retro wall paper and a VIP toilet phone in the Executive wash room but also our building was apparently the entrance to SUPER PARTY 1991!!!!
A couple of old pics and some new projects we are in right now. Updates soon!
Just knocked out another batch of custom dining chairs. We got several custom steel table bases done as well, one is for some of our friends dining room. Also a sofa table or sideboard as its also called with an industrial base and live edge mesquite top we did a while back. Also been testing new handles out for some of our custom steel cabinets we are about to make for a wedding venue here in San Antonio. This was a hand forged dragon scale pattern that is used on blacksmith pieces and knives.
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.
Our first location was in our garage at home! Custom Industrial Furniture San Antonio, custom light fixtures Texas