Huddersfield, Yorkshire 2011
These understated but elegant steel balustrades were made using traditional blacksmithing techniques. An example being the flowing curvilinear "stems" used in the balustrades. They were forged into long graceful tapers with stylised leaves hand forged onto the their ends. You can see how the leaves were made in this page.
Joinery is a major feature of these balustrades. The central uprights pass through hot punched holes and ballnuts are used to connect the panels to the support posts. The post's fixings are very visible, so the teardrop plates were used as design features.
The balustrades were burnished and waxed to highlight the tones and surface texture of the forged steel.
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