Matthew and Karine Maynard are designers, blacksmiths and artists who use metal and architectural space as their media. As a husband and wife team, they specialize in hand-forged custom stair balustrades (railings), furniture and applied design. Their work has been featured internationally & given prominence by the National Ornamental Misc. Metals Association and the Artist Blacksmiths Association of North America. They continue to win international competitions with their hand forged interior stair railings and the duo's work leads in contemporary blacksmithing design today. They have also earned the highest acclamations of the Kentucky Arts Council, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Their large commissions are primarily installed in private residences from California to Italy.
Each element of their work reflects their professional attention to aesthetic detail, design and function with a focus on quality over quantity.
"We work closely with our clients throughout the design process and look forward to collaborating with them and creating something that will last for generations to come".
2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 Best of Houzz Service & Design ; 2015 (2) Citations of Achievement
2014 Residency, Nat'l Ornamental Metal Museum; 2014 Best of Houzz Service ; 2013 Best of Houzz Design; 2013 Ky Folk & Traditional Arts ; 2011 Al Smith Fellowship