Outdoor garden sculpture and garden art
Welcome to the Iron Vein website, the unique resource for interior and garden art, and outdoor garden sculpture. Unusual sculptural features for a usual world, all designed and individually hand made in Wales by Viki Govan and Richard Warner.
Using a fusion of traditional blacksmithing skills - hot bending and manipulation, drawing and shaping - and state of the art industrial metalworking techniques - CNC plasma, laser and water cutting - Victoria Govan & Richard Warner are able to bring you contemporary and unusual steel sculpture and furniture to complement and enhance your garden and other living spaces. Their unique design aesthetic enables them to create cutting edge work which is nonetheless organic and timeless, that can complement any environment be it traditional and conservative or modern minimalist. Their eye for the classic results in understated pieces that hold interest long term - they eschew gaudy and brash in favour of tasteful, discreet pieces that are a delight to live with, which improve with the passing of time and the joy of familiarity. Hand forged steel gecko sculptures. Modern steel and metal garden sculptures.
You will fall in love with a piece of Iron Vein sculpture or furniture, and it will last you a lifetime, due to its solid construction, attention to detail, quality craftsmanship, and durable materials. Most pieces are hot dip zinc galvanised to make them impermeable to the weather. The zinc chemically reacts with the steel to create a surface the elements can't penetrate.
Whatever the space you are furnishing - be it an entire landscape, the terratza of your latest property or the cubby hole by the fire - Iron Vein can provide you with what you want. They make hand forged benches, chairs, stools and tables; organic and organiform sculptures inspired by the natural shapes around us; abstract free standing or wall hanging art forms; shelving, bedheads, curtain poles, candle holders and other domestic or commercial ironwork - in fact anything you desire to be made for you from steel.
Viki and Richard pride themselves on their no nonsense expertise, and will do everything they can to ensure that what you want is understood and executed precisely, giving you a finished piece that will enhance the surroundings into which it is placed, thereby improving the quality of your life. Specific site visits can be arranged at cost, and they are happy to work up designs from photos of the site or design keys you wish to incorporate.
Please browse the categories in the navigation bar at the top left of this screen to see examples of work, many of which you can order exactly as they are if you so wish. Should you require any more information at all please feel free to contact them and they will do their best to respond fully and quickly to any questions you may have.
If you require high resolution images please contact Iron Vein and they will be pleased to send you either hard copies or Hi Res JPG as required. Feel free to print off images for consideration, but bear in mind that all designs are the intellectual property of Iron Vein and any unauthorized copying by third parties may lead to legal action.
Finally, thankyou for taking the time to look at this site, and I hope Iron Vein can be of assistance to you.
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The name Iron Vein was chosen after many hours of thought, trying to come up with a name that refers to
the stratification of the Earth, and the mineral deposits that contain the ore which is smelted
for steel, and is also representative of the strength of arm needed to work the material.
Iron Vein produce unique contemporary interior and exterior metal work, and home and garden art, including:
Steel furniture, steel garden furniture, steel sculpture, steel garden ornaments and various objects d’art.
The furniture includes:
Benches, chairs, stools, chaise longues, swing seats, tables, balcony and bistro sets, spike tables, coffee tables, patio tables and dining tables.
The seating and table tops can be from slate, glass, toughened glass, sandblasted glass, exterior grade hardwood ply, oak or similar hardwood, softwood, or most recently recycled plastics from a number of different materials, which have very different visual finishes whilst remaining UV stable for outdoors. For indoors the list is even greater.
The sculptural forms which are inspired by nature include:
Poppy form, flower pods, cactus groups (cacti), agave of different sizes, palms, bulrushes, onion abstraction, sprouting bulb, wheat, grasses, chives, windswept trees, daisies, alliums, mushrooms and apples.
Their sculpture also includes representations of birds, dragons and dancing figures.
They make pieces which are decorative in the winter when plants have died back and beds and borders are bare, and can also be supportive to your precious, treasured and delicate plants in the summer months, when one day of typically capricious British weather can ruin a display or sadly snap a favourite bloom just before its peak.
If there is anything you have always wanted made for you from steel, or if you are just curious about how much a well crafted, enduring piece of steelwork would cost, contact us, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
In terms of longevity, steel will not crack, warp or rot in the way that wood will. The metal can be left to weather or treated in a number of ways to make it last well into the future.
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