Stair cases and Railings
Fireplace outfits
Comprehensive Projects
Public Artwork




We now are carrying Say-Mak air hammers for sale. Based on a design that was developed in Augsburg/Germany after the Second World War, Say-Mak has continuously incorporated improvements that were suggested by various blacksmiths using them in their daily work. We believe that these are the technically most advanced power hammers for free hand forging and are making them available to colleagues in the US.



Please also check out the video below about ironwork we completed for the home of some dear customers in the foothills of Santa Fe.



A Big Project



Always trying to have fun with my work and to rise up to new challenges. This circular staircase leads up to a roof deck of a home in the mountains of Santa Fe. The view from the top is magnificent. Click on the picture to see a short movie focussing on the method used to bend and twist the stringers, preparing them for installation in a narrow and hard to access place.






(with pictures by Minesh Bakrania)


New Railings (2019)



We recently completed a project for a farmhouse in La Madera. With the purpose of reinvigorating rural traditions in Northern New Mexico and growing food for our farmers markets, this pilot project supports local craftsmen, organic farmers and community workers. We are proud to have our work be an integral part of this experiment. Please click on the picture below to see a short video of the work in place.











"My architectural ironwork for private customers includes large gates and railings and is typically forged free hand, either directly on the anvil or under an air hammer or hydraulic press. I have also done public sculptures in the US and abroad. My goal is simple: create happy work for me and my customers, and uphold the standards of traditional craftsmanship."

Helmut Hillenkamp

In 2007 Helmut Hillenkamp received the Alex Bealer Award, the highest recognition by ABANA (Artists Blacksmiths Association of North America) for his merits on behalf of the craft of blacksmithing.


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