Functional Art


Fireplace Elements
Architectural Elements
Stair Rails


Forging metal means heating it in a fire until it softens, then bringing it quickly to an anvil before it cools to hammer it into various shapes and designs—the age-old tradition of blacksmithing. Coe's preferred metal is bronze because it never rusts and can achieve a striking variety of colors when patinas are applied. He also works in copper, iron, stainless steel, zinc, and aluminum, and collaborates in his designs with artists in glass and other media. Clients who commission work can request elements reflecting the rich design traditions of Greece, the Renaissance, or styles of the modern periods. The scope of work can range from chandeliers to grand entryways of scrolled floral work and human and animal forms. Prices vary with individual designs.