About us

From our family to yours, welcome and thank you for you interest. It all started in 1976 when i first picked up a hammer and began to learn the trade of the blacksmith. Forging iron by hand and hammer, i learned to appreciate the dedication and hard work of true handmade craftsmanship. As our product offerings have evolved over the years, we have kept an appreciation of the organic approach to design, with the introduction of other natural elements, such as leather, blown glass, hand hammered copper and wheel turned pottery. In this contemporaize age, we strive to create a contract with our product design that keep us grounded in celebration of our roots. We maintain our main office in Arkansas as well as our shipping warehouses. Our products are made in America by real Americans.

Forged Iron Tables. Our forged iron tables with hammered copper tops can create a stunning accent to celebrate your room enviroment. We also offer distressed pine table tops, as well as marble, granite, and glass. Our transitional designs and excellence of craftsmanship will give you an heirloom piece of timeless art. We also offer custom services to create a size as needed for your special room.

Lighting. Our lighting collections utilize our blacksmithing skills to create various forged textures. We forge round pippe into square and create tree bark texture and others. We stretch our own leather cow hides tan and create our leather lamp shades. Some of our designs can utilize our own blown glass shades, as well as linen, leather or textured fabric, creating our special Mathews organic look. We offer rawhide and glass shades. Please select the shade the best suits your purpose when ordering. We recommend a 60 watt light-bulb or less be used with our rawhide shades.

Seating. Our chairs, stools, and benches are made of forged iron and designed for comfort, beauty, and built to last forever. We make our seat cushons from real leather, as well as offer wood, or cloth. We guarentee our seating to be comfortable, as well as rugged.

Racks. We offer the finest in forged iron furniture, including our very unique South Fork coat rack and wall rack. Our blacksmiths take pride in the raw and rustic texture of our products. Shelves are of hand hammered copper.

Mirrors. We build mirrors to any size you need. Just give us the length and width, or chose from our stock samples. Our mirrors are made of hammered copper over a wooden core, to give beauty and strength to last a lifetime. Our copper is recycled.

Pottery. The traditional local clay bodies of red, white, and black, when processed, create the elastic properties necessary for firing. Our Mathews collection of Art Pottery features the specialties of various artist and our selection of rubbed finishes created in celebration of our own forged iron furniture and blown glass. We hope the organic spirit of our Mathews style celebrates your own lifestyle.

Wall Art. Our hand painted wall art speaks for itself. Made of flat sheets of strong iron, our wall art is a never ending mosaic of colors with attitude painted to coordinate with the style and hue of your home. Size and color can be custom created to match your décor. Our painting process is our special touch, but all are protected with a lacquer sealer. Let's you and our painters create a masterpiece you can take pride you helped create, or chose from options presented.

Blown Glass. Hand blown art glass is fantastic to watch being created, blown from a molten mass into a work of art, with many tricks of the trade along the way. We finish our art glass with hand painting to create harmony with our forged iron and thrown pottery creating our unique Mathews style. Each piece is uniquely variant from any other, showing the handmade process, and are hand painted with choice of a large selection of finishes . Feel our spirit by combining our glass with our lighting collections with matching finishes.

Fireplace Tools. Our fireplace tools are hand forged, and designed with our signature organic look of real craftsmanship. You will not find better fire tools in the market, or more unique.

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4311 Crystal Hill Road 72118, North Little Rock, Arkansas