Hobart, Washington (PressExposure) October 31, 2008 -- Fistfire Metal Art has just released a new section of their website that has all of the basics on Architectural Ironwork, Metal Artists, and Architectural Ironwork Galleries. This is part of a new community website that is all about Metal Art. Members and non-members can visit this Metal Art page on the FistFire website for free at: [http://www.fistfire.com].
Here is an excerpt from the new Metal Art Architectural Ironwork information webpage:
Architectural iron work came into being when the first nail was used to join two pieces of wood together to form some kind of primitive protection from the elements. From there to the angle iron that could join angled pieces of wood to hinges, latches, bolts, locks, framework, whether vanes and much more, architectural iron work has come a long way.
The basics of architectural ironwork have not changed much from the days of the village blacksmith. Metal is still heated until it becomes soft and malleable and then beaten into the desired shapes. Modern productions techniques have dramatically increased the speed and quantity in which architectural ironwork may be produced.. But be it hand crafted or factory produced work, architectural ironwork adds beauty to any building.
Today, architectural ironwork is seen not so much as part of the construction process, but as part of the ornamentation needed to add beauty and character to a building. Unfortunately, this is possibly the last part of the construction plan to be examined and by the time it is, budgets are often depleted, leaving little money for this kind of ornamentation.â
There is plenty of more information on the new general information Architectural Ironwork Website that can be found by visiting: [http://www.fistfire.com]. There is also a special going on now that allow members to gain access to free ebooks and other free materials just for signing up as a member of the welding website for free at: [http://www.fistfire.com] Users should check back often to the Welding general page as more information will be added as the website expands and grows.
About FistFire: Fistfire is a Community Metal Art Site that brings users into a deeper relationship with Metal Art and Artists from all over the world, and other Metal Art community members.