OUR GALLERY &
METALWORK PORTFOLIO

A Collection of Past Works

OUR
METALWORK
PORTFOLIO

A Collection of Past Works

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HAND-CRAFTED & UNIQUE METALWORK

The Dancing Hammer draws upon a range of decorative styles including traditional, contemporary, medieval, art deco, art nouveau, rustic, and industrial. You can see these influences and more in the works displayed below in the Showcase and Metalwork Portfolio. Organic motifs and flowing scrolls figure prominently in his pieces, but funky shapes and quirky lines are also part of his design repertoire.

Large and small, John’s designs pay great attention to proportion, transition, line, detail, and finish, and the completed products carry out their functions with beauty, strength, and flair. Some of his products shown here are one-of-a-kind commissions. He takes great care to fit them into their intended homes or to create new focal points in a room or outside space—whatever the client needs. Other works are inspirations straight out of John’s head and intended to develop brand new looks in metal or to experiment with novel shapes and finishes. Before executing final designs, John does numerous sketches, carries out full scale drawings, and forges sample sections. It is an exciting process as he thoughtfully steps back to refine each evolving piece and adjust its look and feel.

John works from new, raw stock right off the rack as well as from rusted and corroded materials. He does a lot of repurposing as evidenced from the old gears, tools, and hardware in his creations. And although his first love will always be basic ferrous metals, he also pounds with pleasure on copper, bronze, brass, aluminum, and stainless steel.

SHOWCASE OF DANCING HAMMER FAVORITES

Metalwork Portfolio

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DANCING HAMMER METALWORK PORTFOLIO

LIGHTING
& TABLES

HARDWARE
& DECOR

OUTDOOR
METALWORK

JEWELRY
& MORE

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LIGHTING & TABLES

Caterpillar chandelier

Chandelier detail

Gothic ceiling fixture

Gear and vine lamp

Gear and vine lamp (detail)

Funky cage lamp

Bolt sconce

Scrolled chandelier

Scrolled re-bar island

Rustic kitchen table

Rebar granite slab coffee table

Entry hall table

Coal chute cover table

Wine rack table

Patio dining table & chair set

Patio table details

Chair detail

Scrolled brassy rebar table

Plant table

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HARDWARE & DECOR

Cabinet door pulls

Candle ring

Trivets & candlesticks

Hook rack

Deco copper swag valence

Stars & bars mirror

Iron dish cloth

Pitch-hook

Re-bar bowl

Trinity leaf cross

Curtain rod, finial & bracket

Spoon & spatula set

Leaf wrench

Sliding door handle

Pot hooks

Re-bar wall art

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OUTDOOR METALWORK

Rusty the Rooster Statue

Rooster detail

Rooster detail

Residential entrance

Church entrance

Residence side entrance

Artist’s home entrance

Meetinghouse steps

Art Deco re-bar garden bench & Re-bar trellis

Family windvane (with time capsule)

Copper windvane & banneret

Re-bar cross

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JEWELRY & MORE

Bracelets

Forged wire cuffs

Forged copper pipe

Air chased copper

Copper & bronze pendants

Copper & iron triskelions

Bronze, copper, iron & aluminum skulls

Scrolled steel & copper key rings

Animal head, leaf & heart key rings

Forged copper ornaments

Copper napkin rings

Wrench bottle opener

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