This is a place in cyberspace where people who want artistic work of various types made especially to fit their needs can contact highly skilled artists and artisans capable of creating it. We have associated ourselves by the linkage of our separate sites only, and are not responsible for each other's business practices. But I will say that each has work displayed that, in my opinion, was worth the downloading time to see. -Andrew Werby
MANY DIFFERENT THINGS:
UNITED ARTWORKS We can design and build sculpture, hardware, furniture, jewelry, and other things to order, using many different materials and techniques. Although the forms and textures of natural objects are something of an obsession, we make art in various styles and media, depending on what's called for by the individual project.
Artwork by Cole Sonafrank in stained glass, paint, wood, stone, & metals From Alaska, Mr. Sonafrank has done some very thorough technical research into such things as lead-free soldering of glass and the formulation of super-strong concrete, the results are evident in such things as his stained-glass "Raven" windows and mosaic stepping-stones.
Brant Kingman, contemporary artist, painter, and sculptor Brant is best known for his loose evocative figural studies in bronze, but he's got a lot of other tricks up his sleeve.
Carved Graphics In Benicia California, Fred Schlatter carves wooden signs that are works of art in themselves. Highly detailed and colorful, they give a distinct visual identity to businesses and other clients. An accomplished metalsmith as well as a sign carver, Fred often mounts his work using hand- wrought steel for a unified effect. In the "Process" portion of the site, he shows the steps required to create a hand-carved redwood sign, from layout and assembly through painting and embellishing with gold leaf.
John Hein, Studio Furnituremaker In New Jersey, Mr. Hein designs and builds deceptively simple furniture, aiming to reveal the natural beauty of the exotic and domestic woods he combines and contrasts. Although he makes other items, freestanding cabinets seem to be a specialty.
Heitzman Studios: Custom Furniture in San Francisco Bay Area From his studio in the Santa Cruz mountains, Mr. Heitzman produces a wide range of curvaceous and highly detailed furniture in styles ranging from Art Deco to Art Nouveau, with an original interpretation of the Regency style thrown into the mix.
Romeu ~ Richard Furniture. Designers and makers of contemporary studio furniture. Lighting fixtures and furniture with an urban industrial edge to it.
Todd Fillingham: Art - Furniture - Design Furniture in a range of historical styles, exquisitely crafted to your specifications by this Midwestern artistan.
Carved by Ramsey Ron Ramsey carves birds, fish, and other flora and fauna to embellish homes and gardens from his studio in scenic Lake Tahoe, California. Doors and mantelpieces are particular specialties.
Twink's Custom WalkingSticks From his cave in the UK, Twink makes wands for wizards and fantasy-inspired staffs and canes for the odd ambulatory mage among us
RJ Fine Woodworking -Handcrafted Custom Wood Furniture RJ Spomer in Memphis Tennessee makes a wide variety of furniture to his customers' specifications, from chairs and tables to armoires and entertainment centers, producing simple but nicely realized designs.
Brad Jenkins-Custom Furniture Brad Jenkins makes space-frame tables in an elegant futuristic style
Piastrelle Tile In Seattle, Laura Brodax can put any sort of images on permanent ceramic tile. From public art pieces which feature historical photographs silk-screened onto frost-proof tile and set into natural rocks, to geometrical abstractions for the facade of an art-deco building, or airbrushed depictions of seaweeds for a residential bath, she can do it all- and even make the tiles on site, if necessary.
Welcome to Cristina Acosta Design Cristina paints on tile in a loose and colorful style. She can make mosaic lamps to go with her tile installations, even hand-painting the shades.
Bo Atkinson-Sculpture in Concrete Bo is a sculptor in Maine who can render a concept for a statue, garden furniture, or a tilt-up gazebo with computer-graphics; then realize it in concrete.
Andrew Crawford's Custom Boxes and Cases If you have a special posession, doesn't it deserve a special container? In the UK, Andrew Crawford makes art boxes with interior compartments to exactly fit your precious objects, whether they are instruments, game pieces, coins, carvings, jewelry, or other sorts of treasure.
Hutch's Hardwood Boxes In Homestead Florida, Raymond Hutchinson makes custom boxes in exotic hardwoods that can hold cards, jewelry, cigars or you name it.
Tony E. Lynott Tony specializes in sandblast-carved glass, and seems willing to do small jobs. His online portfolio is mostly carvings into flat glass which are used architecturally.
Gem carvings Although large gemstones are commonly cut up and turned into jewelry, take a look at these gemstone sculptures by Michael M. Dyber to see what else can be done with them. He carves smaller stones which are suitable for jewelry as well.
Signets, seals and heraldic engravings Carl Lemke of El Paso Texas specializes in the ancient art of signet and seal making. A creative anachronist to the bone, he's just the fellow to fit you out in your own crown jewels.
Bladesmith Don Fogg's handmade knives and swords range from fancy to fantasy. He gives detailed instructions on building a forge suitable for bladesmithing. He uses a hydraulic stamping press to great effect, and offers a book on its construction as well.
Andrus Design Rick Andrus is an accomplished ironworker who incorporates intricate laser-cut steel elements designed on computers into balustrades, screens, furniture, or whatever you need.
Custom Made Doodads In Montana, Jesse Wagner makes signs and other items from steel, including light-switch plates, trivets, yard ornaments- you name it.
Poetry Rings 14K, 18K & Sterling Silver Jewelry by Roy Goodell Utah jeweler Roy Godell makes rings from customers' texts- through-cut, raised, or engraved.
Tom Justus, SCA armourer extraordinaire This is the man to contact if you need to get fitted for that steel suit you always wanted. The Virtual Shop Tour alone is worth the price of admission...
PAINTING AND GRAPHICS:
ArtRampage Design The multi-talented Chui does graphic design in traditional and digital styles. Website and interface design is a new specialty, offering preferential rates to fellow artists. He's a master of Shockwave animation too, for surprisingly efficient multimedia effects.
Flicker Light Studio (The Repasky Homepage) Tom Repasky does other-worldly graphics of a kind that didn't exist before the invention of computers. Rich in colors and textures, they are abstract without being boring. There is a whole lot of art here, and he keeps adding more.
Walter S. Arnold / Sculptor - Virtual Sculpture Gallery Walter is a master stonecarver versed in several traditional styles ranging from gargoyles and grotesques to the sort of decorative carving that was used to adorn buildings in the days of Louis Sullivan. He is also something of a web pioneer, offering one of the earliest and strongest pages put out by an individual sculptor. A good collection
Townsend Gallery: custom stone lamps and interior-lit sculptures These complex architecturally-inspired constructions fashioned from soft volcanic stone can function as lamps when lit from the inside. It looks like mysterious things are going on in there...
Magicalweb It's amazing what can be carved using these fragile forms- check it out!
Arborsmith In Oregon, Richard Reames has rediscovered the lost art of of sculpting the forms of live trees, bending, twisting, and grafting them into abstract shapes as well as chairs, tables with living umbrellas , or you name it...