BLASTWORKS

 
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Facility

A shop full of blast machines: automated machines, manual machines, dry blast machines, wet blast machines, blast rooms,  and all the assorted machines that are integral to running a blast shop.  Big and small...

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Lab

Exploration of ideas, experimentation with materials.  And we explore projects, trying things out, proving out approaches for all kinds of visual effects and surface treatments to better accomplish goals for our jobs.  The word studio is derived from the Italianstudio, from Latinstudium, from studere, meaning to study or zeal.... committed to the continuing education in his or her formal discipline. ..EDUCATION...Product Development...Research

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Process

Propelling particles at things. Hard particles or soft, angular or spherical, large or small, heavy of light, colored or clear. Bright things made matte, matte  made bright, rough made smooth, and smooth made rough, old made new, new made old...

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Education

 facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledgeskillsvaluesbeliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytellingdiscussionteachingtraining, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves.[1] Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. The methodology of teaching is called pedagogy.

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Samples

Sample process.  Custom samples upon request.  Visitors are always welcome.  Come explore our vast collection of samples and studies, see how the process works...

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Applications

Bead blasted architectural elements,  weathered marble sculptures, lettering in concrete, etched glass...

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Architectural Material Finishing

Our studio specializes in creating unique architectural finishes. We work in most materials such as metal, wood, glass, stone, concrete,  etc.

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Surface Preparation

Our services include prepping materials to receive finish coats. Projects range from sculptures to claddings to small parts. 

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Awards and Recognition

Our work includes design and development of custom awards and recognition objects. Clients include: Friends of the High Line, SoundCloud, AOL, YouTube, Museum of Chinese in America, and Maya Lin Studio. 

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Signage and Plaques

We offer multiple signage options in a variety of materials including metal, wood, glass, stone, corian, etc. We can provide design assist services or work with client specifications.  

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Art Conservation

We have worked closely with art conservators on works from artists including: Noguchi, Charles LeDray, and Robert Morris.

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Work with Artists

We have worked with artists including: Jenny Holzer, Carol Bove, Adrian Piper, Xu Bing, Shimon Attie, Tony Matelli, and Sarah Beddington.

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Work with Designers

 

Consultation

We provide consultation and design assist services. Client include Humanscale, Art in Embassies, Lowercase, etc.

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