ArtisansoftheAnvil

Blacksmith Forged Wrought Iron Furniture & Home Decor

Pennsylvania, United States · 1894 Sales

ArtisansoftheAnvil

Blacksmith Forged Wrought Iron Furniture & Home Decor

Pennsylvania, United States 1894 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Artisans of the Anvil is a shop that makes hand forged iron shelf brackets, pot racks, and housewares as well as large architectural work. Our work is hand-forged at the anvil using traditional blacksmith techniques.

We are a group of artist blacksmiths located in the Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania. Based in a 100 year old industrial building in Stroudsburg, Artisans was established in February of 2000. Our shop now has four full time smiths who all have different styles and aesthetics, but we share the common vision of keeping the craft of blacksmithing alive.

We are craftsmen who use traditional blacksmithing techniques to make products that speak to the modern world. We love making home furnishings, architectural work, and sculpture.

Announcement

Artisans of the Anvil is a shop that makes hand forged iron shelf brackets, pot racks, and housewares as well as large architectural work. Our work is hand-forged at the anvil using traditional blacksmith techniques.

We are a group of artist blacksmiths located in the Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania. Based in a 100 year old industrial building in Stroudsburg, Artisans was established in February of 2000. Our shop now has four full time smiths who all have different styles and aesthetics, but we share the common vision of keeping the craft of blacksmithing alive.

We are craftsmen who use traditional blacksmithing techniques to make products that speak to the modern world. We love making home furnishings, architectural work, and sculpture.

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The Wind is Strong
US$4,500.00
Pot Rack Hooks
US$11.50
Hand Forged Iron Coffee Table with Oak Top
US$2,400.00
Garden Stake
US$18.00
Modern Iron Scroll Brackets - Style 03
US$39.00
Bath Towel Rack 32 Inch
US$97.00
Shelf Bracket Hand Forged - Style 06
US$80.00
Hand Forged Iron Beverage Holder
US$75.00
Hand Forged Coffee Table
US$275.00
Conflicted Angel
US$5,400.00
Pair of Forged Steel Ball Bookends
US$280.00
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About

Hot steel forged on an anvil. Just like the movies!

We are three very different guys who share a passion for blacksmithing. These unique perspectives allow us to collaborate creatively and make work we would be unable to make alone.

Until recently our shop mainly made architectural work, but through our Etsy store, we have been able really have some fun making home furnishings and sculpture.

We believe very strongly in preserving the craft of blacksmithing and try to convey that spirit in every piece we create.

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Shop members
  • Andrew Molinaro

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Bookkeeper, Receptionist, Sales Manager, Science Fiction Knowledge Coordinator

    Andrew is the captain of the ship. Back in 2000, he opened the shop with a dream to bring beautiful ironwork to the masses. Nowadays, he has settled into the role of master smith and spends his time directing the other guys toward blacksmith zen.

  • Pat Weiss

    Maker, Designer, Scroll-forging Maniac.

    Pat is the shop musician and works on projects large and small. Whether he is holding a drum stick or a hammer, the man's rhythm shows in the work he does.

  • Jacob Molinaro

    Etsy Conversationalist, Part-time Smith, Shop Fashion Advisor

    Jacob's middle name, Magowan, is Gaelic for "son of a blacksmith." As Andrew's son, this is quite fitting. Although he spends most of his time speaking with customers and dealing with the online shop, a weekend at the forge is always well spent.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 11, 2014
We are craftsmen who use traditional blacksmithing techniques to make products that speak to the modern world. We love making home furnishings, architectural work, and sculpture.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
We accept credit cards through "Direct Checkout" as well as PayPal at time of purchase.
Shipping
Everything we sell is made by hand to order. As most of our listings state, we try to have everything made and shipped out within two weeks. Sometimes we fall behind and it takes slightly longer. In these cases, we try to stay in contact with the client to update them on the status of their order.
Refunds and Exchanges
As far as the returns go, we are happy to take a return if you don't love your piece. We put so much passion into the work and want nothing more than for you to be totally satisfied. If it isn't perfect, send it back and we'll refund your money :-) We just ask that you take care of the return shipping unless of course the item was faulty or damaged.

Custom items can be returned on a case by case basis.
Additional policies and FAQs
Care and maintenance info for waxed ironwork.

All steel was hot forged resulting in a darkened patina. This was then power wire brushed to remove all dirt and fire scale. This also mellows the feel to a soft texture. The iron is then heated with a torch to approximately 300f degrees which excludes all moisture. Wax is applied at this temperature with a brush. After cooling the wax is buffed to a shine.

Maintenance:

The piece should receive similar treatment to antique furniture although it can be treated much more roughly. We recommend "Butcher's Wax" wax which is only available now through the internet. This is the wax used originally in our finishing. A much easier application is using spray or liquid wax. We recommend "Kotton Klenser", "Lemon Oil Beeswax", or "Goddard's Furniture Polish". These applied as a spot treatment for rusting or as a general maintenance every three to six months is great. After a while the wax will build up and application of wax can drop off to once every two years or so. Depending on the conditions it may not need it for 10 years. We find it is quite variable.

Avoid wax products with cleaning agents. They will strip the original coating of wax. Definitely avoid any detergents or harsh cleaners.