WE ARE METALSMITHS
Cardine Studios specializes in custom hot-forged metal work as well as highly crafted fabrication. The process used provides options not available in a standard weld shop. The metal is heated in a forge and manipulated between hammer and anvil like "hot clay." The effect is both elegant and dramatic. We are a full custom studio and our work ranges from railings and gates to furniture and lighting. We work with a variety of metals including iron, bronze, stainless, copper, aluminum, and nickel. We also offer custom finishes and patinas.
Excellence in design and master craftsmanship characterize the work of our studio and we are proud of the trustworthy and long lasting relationships we have established with our clients. We have years of experience working with interior designers, architects and builders as well as directly with the owner.
We will work from your existing design but also offer full design consultation and development including scaled drawings and samples. When possible we encourage our clients to visit the studio or you may set up an appointment to meet at your location. Our goal is not simply to sell you something but to satisfy your aesthetic and budgetary requirements.
We welcome project large and small. Due to the expertise and value we offer, we are often chosen for projects far beyond our local Washington DC area. Our work can be seen in the Ritz Towers, NY, The Mellon Estate, Cakewalk, (largest yacht ever built in America) The Washington National Cathedral, George Washington University, Tommy Hilfiger Flagship Store in Beverly Hills, CA, Rice University; and many select properties throughout the country including Boston MA, Lake Forest, Chicago, Greenwich Connecticut, and Manhattan NY.
Founder Patrick Cardine began blacksmithing in 1982. Cardine served an 8 year apprenticeship and worked with masters in Germany, England, France and Switzerland before founding Cardine Studios in in 1991. Our team has experience in both classical and modern design and has worked with many designers and architects from around the world. We bring all of this experience both in construction and design to each project large or small.
Thank you for your interest in Cardine Studios, we look forward to working with you on a future project.