James is a sculptor, artist and blacksmith living in
the Springs section of East Hampton, New York.
His custom metal work can be seen in New York City
and around the greater New York area,
from Manhattan to Connecticut, New Jersey to Long Island.
you may remember I wrote a story for Dan's Papers magazine this past June about James DeMartis and his talent. I stopped by his studio in the Springs section of East Hampton for a tour of his working space. Read my interview with James and Who's Here editorial I wrote profiling him.
Now that we can see why James made this area his home, let's check out his studio and works. James built a forge in is studio where he creates metal work from fabricating copper, zinc and stainless steel. He creates a combination of products from art commissioned pieces to stair rails, gates, tables bases and other furniture.
photographs by Gabby Stephenson
"He speaks with the passion of someone who truly enjoys what he does. He even personally hand picks the coal he uses (a specific soft West Virginia variety) from an upstate farm. DeMartis begins by explaining all the necessary tools one needs to work with metal, and illustrates the importance of four key tools—anvil, hammer, coal and metal (material). DeMartis works at the forge with these tools to create each unique work of art. He is one part blacksmith, another part metalworker and all parts artist".
excerpt I wrote taken from
Dan's Papers story "Who's Here" June 30, 2011
James is influenced by his father's paintings many of which
hang through his studio (see above)
the beauty and simplicity of working tools
commissioned art pieces,
and beautiful wares for the home and garden
Willow at Bridge Garden
214 Springs Fireplace Road
East Hampton, NY 11937