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HAMPTONS COTTAGES AND GARDENS, July 1-15, 2004
James DeMartis, metalworker by Donna Paul
About to weld two pieces of iron for a table, protected by goggles and leather apron, James DeMartis fires up the forge in his Springs studio. Surrounded by various steel forms-found and made, old and new - he creates custom fireplace andirons, tables, railings, gates and architectural hardware - even a wine cellar. DeMartis' meticulous work ranges in style from classical to modern. He's been at it for 20 years and shows no signs of slowing down. The solitary, labor-intensive craft suits him just fine. "There's no instant gratification working with metal," says DeMartis. "The components come together over time, like theater."
James DeMartis is a sculptor and blacksmith serving New York City and the greater New York area, from Manhattan to Connecticut, New Jersey to Long Island.
James Demartis Metal Studio
214 Springs Fireplace Road
East Hampton, NY 11937