Working with materials regarded as everyday and industrial, Artist & Craftsman Blacksmith Adrian Stapleton strives to create pieces which are simple in design, exquisite in their craftsmanship and functional – a delight to use or look at everyday.
“Hot forging has an immediacy and directness, which leads to spontaneous and sometimes accidental creativity. The directness of the process is endlessly fascinating.” – Adrian Stapleton, Blacksmith
Adrian has just completed the installation of this very beautuful banister for private clients in Derby. A internal pieces, it features hammer textured uprights and 13 "handshake" joints. In discussions about a design for the banister Adrian and his clients happened across a hand rail by Master German Blacksmith Alfred Habermann featuring this method of joining steel. Adrian created a design incorporating the detail.
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