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.