Thursday, June 14, 2018

First look: Old Forester Distillery in Louisville

First look: Old Forester Distillery in Louisville

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Fireplace Tools by Maynard Studios

Hand Forged Iron Egg Spoon

This long handled egg spoon is hand wrought using traditional blacksmithing techniques. It is the perfect size for frying an egg in the fireplace or over a gas flame. Just preheat the spoon, then add a splash of olive oil, then an egg. Cooks in about one minute. 

100% hand forged iron
Length of handle is 25 inches with a 5 1/2 inch diameter bowl with a depth of about one inch. Handle has D-Ring for hanging. Weight is approximately 1 lb 6 oz.

Hand Forged Iron Poker, Shovel & Egg Spoon (set)

This long handled set of three fireplace tools is hand wrought using traditional blacksmithing techniques, and each utensil has a hand riveted D-Ring for hanging.

100% hand forged iron

Hand Forged Fireplace Crane with 3 complimentary S-hooks and Hanging Grill 

Hand Forged Fireplace Crane

Chimney Cranes, aka fireplace cranes and pot cranes, are a feature of the homes of the American Colonial period and 18/19th century of Western Europe.
Imagine a delicious stew, cooking for hours, on a cozy winter weekend!

Ours was designed by Matthew & Karine for their own kitchen fireplace, and is now available to be custom made for you. 

Each crane comes with custom pins for you to install and three complimentary hooks, ranging from three to seven inches. The crane itself reaches out 32" and swivels for access to kettles & dutch ovens. With your own hooks in hand, you'll be cooking shortly after you install the pins, and in any pot! If you'd like to remove the crane, simply lift it off the pins.

Custom sizes can be made for your fireplace. Contact our office at (502)859.3170 or email office [!at] for inquiries.

Hanging Fireplace Grill (and/or plancha, not pictured)

Fireplace Grill made to hang from fireplace crane with forged hook. Perfect grilling in your kitchen fireplace! Cooking shelf is 14" in diameter and swivels 360 degrees, so you "spin your steaks" and rotate them over the perfect coals.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

We are honored to receive the Best of Houzz 2018 award for customer service.
Our clients and partners are extremely valuable to us at Maynard Studios. Providing the best in both design and customer service is something we strive for. Receiving this recognition from Houzz based on reviews of our work is truly an honor.

Best of Houzz 2018 !

Looking back at the past year, here are the words of a few clients and partners we had the pleasure of working with with:

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Lee, Tennessee client:
"Maynard Studios = highest degree of artistry paired with the ultimate in professionalism. I only wish there were more stars (than five)! Thank YOU!"

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Billie, Kentucky client:
"Maynard's Studio is an exceptional business built on their love of forging iron into beautiful pieces, such as furniture, gates, fences, stairwells, home accessories and so many other items . They take a vision / idea and bring it too life with perfection."

Thursday, March 15, 2018

save the date!

You're invited to our 9th annual Open Studio! It's always a good time, with blacksmithing demonstrations throughout the day, always FREE, always "too much food", and other artists hand chosen by Matt & Karine will have their works on display for you to discover and buy locally made art works by some of the BEST in their field ! (We're sooo very proud of our clients and our friends, and honored to introduce ya'all). 10 am - 5 pm on the first Saturday of November, EVERY YEAR since 2010. Come by anytime throughout the day and there will be SOMETHING exciting to see.
                                                                 ~Matt & Karine                                     

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Craft Forms

The Wayne Art Center’s Craft Forms Preview Party took place at the facility on Friday, December 8, 2017. This eagerly anticipated exhibition, celebrating its 23rd year, is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of fine contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists to share their creative endeavors. Craft Forms is internationally recognized as one of the premiere contemporary craft exhibitions. The finest works of ceramics, wood, fiber, metal, glass, mixed medium and 3D printing are featured, supporting the Center’s mission of expanding the public’s awareness of fine contemporary crafts, and significantly benefiting all educational and outreach programs for children and adults.

The Craft Forms artist group gathered for a photo with Juror Nora  Atkinson at the end of the evening. 

Barb Bauer (left) chatted with exhibitors Karine and Matthew Maynard of Maynard Studios pictured on their way home to Kentucky following the Craft Forms Preview Party.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Our Open Studio was a "hit"!

Our annual Open Studio was a"hit"! Thank you all that could make it, or sent their best wishes. Because it WORKED! Our first live bronze pour went AWESOME, guest author Sherry Stanfa Stanley was a BLAST with her new book "Finding My Badass Self" and our guest glass artist/glassblower Chad Balster completely *SOLD OUT* of his "Karine Rocks" bourbon glasses!

Mark your calendars for the first Saturday in November, 2018 and we'll

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Open Studio 2017

You're Invited!
THIS Saturday, November 4th  from 10 am - 5 pm 

Maynard Studios
1986 Fox Creek Rd
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

Join us at our blacksmith's shop! Demonstrations throughout the day. Photo ops for the kids and refreshments.

Josephine Sculpture Park Director, Melanie Van Houten will be assisting us with a live bronze pour in the studio, which should be done by 2 pm.

Guest glassblower and Artist Chad Balster will be presenting his latest work for sale,

and guest Author Sherry Stanfa-Stanley will be presenting her new book "Finding My Badass Self", her new book about trying something new, every week for a year.

We are also accepting donations for the *new* Anderson County Arts Council(accepting small cash/check donations for them) and we are accepting items for the metal studio at the Sculpture Park! Maynard Studios is a proud supporter of the growing metal shop at Josephine Sculpture Park, as it's become a beacon for blacksmithing and sculpture. The Sculpture Park is really becoming a community center for metalwork! So all you blacksmiths, metalheads and handyfolk.... if you have an extra hammer, file or tool you might think visiting artists at the Park "might could" find handy... BRING IT & add it to the pile!

Other artist studios open nearby. Detailed maps available in studio on the day our our event.

Hope to see you *HERE* this Saturday!