Lately many people are asking for exterior stair railings, not necessarily because they need one themselves, but because an aging family members chided, When are you going to get a railing I can hold onto so I don’t fall and break my neck? Who wants that kind of guilt & liability? An investment in a well-made, sturdy [...]
This article ran on December 1, 2011 in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News talking about public art in Moscow, Idaho. Read the full article online. Moscow Public Art Finalists: Art for the Masses Three in running for public art project commission By Alan Solan, Moscow-Pullman Daily News staff writer Next year at this time, a tiny [...]
I love metal when it is richly oxidized, either by the slow force nature or by a much quicker patina process. Earthy tones are in right now for sure; people love rust, antique bronze and the oil rubbed look. One client wanted large vessels that looked like they were “just pulled out of an old barn, forgotten for decades”. [...]
There are endless ways to add unique touches around your home & landscape with decorative metal work. I’ve listed 50 ways here and I’m keeping a running tab. Leave a comment with your own ideas and I will add it to the list. Interior Architectural 1. Staircase railings 2. Staircases 3. Loft / balcony railings [...]
We are thrilled to be featured in North Bank magazine’s winter 2011 edition. The magazine focuses on Southwest Washington’s emerging urban lifestyles. Thank you to the magazine’s editor Jessica Swanson who did a wonderful job capturing the essence of our custom metal work business and where we are heading. Read the full article: North Bank [...]
In late October Dave and I set off in a 22-ft Penske truck for southern California to install our latest two sculptures in two different juried exhibitions. First stop San Diego where we installed our piece Sprouted Bumbershoot in the Urban Trees 7 exhibition.
Come late October when the rains have started here in the Portland area, Dave and I will be catching a little sunshine in Palm Desert, California. That’s where we will be installing our latest large scale metal sculpture Shapely Two. The piece was juried into the 2010-2012 El Paseo Sculpture Invitational along with 17 other [...]
Who’s going to let a little rain stop them? Not the new woman in town in Bremerton, Washington. Dave and I recently delivered our 6-foot sculpture Despite the Rain to Pam Bykonen, Arts Commission clerk for Bremerton and our main contact for the project.
Dave and I view our business as an extension of who we are, so it only makes sense that we extend our passion for sustainability to the work we do. Cobalt Designworks contributes to the health and well-being of Mother Earth in a myriad of ways: Our heirloom-quality architectural metalworks will last for generations. Metal [...]