Friday, June 16, 2017


These railings are just right to instil the wow factor into any staircase. 

February 9, 2017
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A staircase is like a piece of art; it can lend a focal point to any interior space. Railings can be either nominal or ornamented, simple or a bit OTT. Confused about what will work best for you? Choose the one that calls out to you from this list and let it accentuate your interiors.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


February 06, 2017 PRESS RELEASE

Matthew and Karine Maynard of Maynard Studios, Inc. of Lawrenceburg, KY win five awards in international metalcraft competition.

LOUISVILLE, KY- Matthew and Karine Maynard, President and Vice President of Maynard Studios Inc. of Lawrenceburg, KY have won five awards for outstanding craftsmanship in an international competition sponsored by the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA). The event was open to over 530 member firms throughout the U.S. and over a dozen foreign countries.

The Maynard's won:

 The Gold TOP JOB Award in the Furniture & Accessories- Forged; 


The Gold TOP JOB Award in Art/Sculpture; 

The Gold TOP JOB Award in Interior Railings- Forged; 

A Silver TOP JOB Award in Gates/ Doors- Non-forged; 

and earned one of the first two, (it was a tie!) awards for their artistic balustrade interior hand forged railings

These entries were designed and created by the Maynards for private clients and Apiary's Fine Catering event space in Lexington KY.

The presentation was made at a special event in San Antonio, TX Sunday February 5th, 2017 during NOMMA’s annual convention. 

The Ernest Wiemann Top Job Awards Competition is an annual contest that recognizes outstanding work in the ornamental and miscellaneous metals industry.

To win an award, entrants must submit photos and a description of their work. The material is then publicly displayed in a gallery where NOMMA member firms are given the opportunity to vote. Winning a Top Job award has special meaning, since it represents the “voice of approval” from industry peers.

NOMMA, headquartered in Forest Park, GA, is the trade association for the metals industry. Products produced by NOMMA members range from railings to driveway gates and include sculpture to light structural steel.

To reach Maynard Studios, call (502) 859-3170, see more of their work at, or join them on Facebook. To view winning entry, visit and click on > Top Job Galleries  

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

From Downtown Lawrenceburg

Maynards to Build Railroad Sculpture for Library

Matthew and Karine Maynard Presenting at Library Board Meeting
Rough Sketch of the Sculpture
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The Anderson Public Library will feature later this year an amazing steel sculpture highlighting one of Anderson County’s iconic structures with all labor costs donated to the library.
The county’s premier blacksmiths, Matthew and Karine Maynard of Maynard Studios, will be building and installing a sculpture in the newly expanded library that is set to reopen towards the fall of this year that will be reminiscent of the Young’s High Railroad Bridge that crosses the Kentucky River .  The sculpture will grace the entryway to the children’s section of the library and will feature numerous native plants and animals along with Kentucky and Anderson County history.
Matthew Maynard described the project as a way to give a sense of wonder and interaction for children in the library.  With a bench to one side, parents and children will be able to enjoy reading a book and seeing the intricate details in the sculpture.
The Maynards also explained that they will be donating their time to create the sculpture.  The project, which is estimated to take around 5 weeks or 200 hours, would normally cost over $22,000.  They instead will only be charging the library for materials and overhead, accounting for about $7,500.
“We are very grateful for their work,” library board president, Bryan Proctor, said.  He also explained that the project will not only be memorable but also educational with the incorporation of history along with native plants and animals.