Bird Railing

Last week, I finished the final piece of this railing for a client in Somerville. I’m really proud of it. We started the design in June, and I began forging in July. Three months later, here it is:

Approaching the railing. Both the lower handrail and the fancy one in the background are mine.

A closer look at the main detail.

The railing terminates with a balcony piece up top.

The inspiration for the piece came from a few objects in the client’s house. Their house was a 1910 Victorian style, so I turned to Art Nouveau for some structural inspiration. The bird-detail in the middle is my own inspiration. I’ve drafted a bit about how I did the whole thing, along with some photos of the work in process, but it’s a really rough draft and I have other things to get through first.

I’ll be getting some more professional photos soon. I’d like to submit this to design magazines, but I have no clue where to start. Hopefully there will be more commissions like this in the future. I am really happy with how it came out!

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