We freely admit our love for the forger's agile technical genius and alchemical artistry. We aim to emulate such perfectionism and achieve restorations that carry a thoroughly convincing sensation of age. Keeping traditional handwork at the core of our practice helps us remain sensitive to all the many subtle sensory cues that elicit those feelings of familiarity and durability so characteristic of a heritage piece. We also tailor our finishes to the unique nature of each project.
We feel that the only way to accurately reproduce period workmanship is to use the same tools, materials and techniques as were used originally. We first investigate the history and physical nature of each project, before recreating the original methods of production followed by the ways in which the intervening years could have altered its condition. We aim to take upon ourselves the transformative duties of time itself by mimicking and accelerating the natural effects of a lived past. We incorporate a range of age appropriate antiquing effects into our finishes - from the mellow patinas following prolonged exposure to sunlight, to the subtle textural variations such as little nicks and scratches, that arise naturally with use over the course of years.
As well as our specialist antiquing effects we can also offer all manner of faux grain and woodwork finishes. We greatly enjoy discussing all the many possibilities open to our clients in this regard and take pride in helping make exciting visions become a reality. Like the alchemist, we painstakingly fuse physical form, selected materials and chemical processes to achieve our aim.