inspired by traditional wrought ironwork custom order
Inspired by the work of Master Craftsman Philip Simmons (1912 - 2009), the "Giver of Gates," whose enduring legacy of ironwork reflects a long + rich African American tradition and that contributes in defining Charleston's cultural landscape.
These pieces offered by naturally awear are handcrafted by shaping copper into the traditional blacksmithing forms of the C scroll, double C scroll, volute (or Koru, often used in Maori art to symbolize creation, growth, strength + peace).
It is said that using turquoise with copper increases the power of turquoise ~ one of the oldest protection stones. the turquoise and copper rings in our pieces also symbolize connectivity. 🌿
please email us if you are interested in custom orders + we can discuss design + pricing + terms. all pieces are one-of-a-kind.