|Authentic Hand Hammered Aluminum Gift Ware & Jewelry
At Cornerstone Forge I make over 800 different items and each
piece is 100% handmade by me without the use of any power
machinery. They are all made one at a time just as they were back
in the 1930's when the hammered aluminum industry began.
Today there are only a few hammered aluminum artisans left and
even fewer who make authentic 100% hand hammered items as I
do with only sheet aluminum, hand powered hammers, hand
clamps and hand engraved steel dies. Each piece is then hand
polished to a bright clean finish. " From My Hands To Yours"
My food grade aluminum does not tarnish and never needs
polishing. It is food safe and can be used to serve any food. You
simply hand wash in warm soapy water, avoid sharp objects and it
will last for generations. It makes a unique and thoughtful hand
made gift. Give the gift that keeps on giving! Aluminum is also
the 10th wedding anniversary gift material. Click on the links
below to see the wide variety of items that I make by hand.
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To place an order you can either
call the phone number to the left
or email me with your order. I
will then give you a total. I
accept Visa, Amex, Discover or
Mastercard over the phone for
payment or you may send a
check. Most orders go out within
a few days after payment.
New Pineapple design
perfect for that "Welcome"
gift. Available in 6" square
bowl, accent bowl and
plates. $22 each or Bread
Tray for $34
You can find me at:
various fine craft & art
shows in Pennsylvania
and also New Jersey.
You will find the best
selection there. Click
here to see pics of my
typical show booth.
I also sell online from
this website. Call or
email with your order.
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Hand Hammered From Edge to Edge: Guaranteed
Each piece of Cornerstone Forge aluminum gift ware is forged
entirely by hand using sheet aluminum, hand tools and vintage
dies engraved by various masters of the craft. These vintage
dies are also hand engraved in steel and some date back into
the 1930's. Each piece I make is marked with the Cornerstone
Forge stamp along with a stamp indicating the die engraver
and artist. Those pieces made with dies engraved by Henry
Mansfeld are marked "Hand Wrought Mansfeld by Dennis" ;
those made with dies from L. Gene Stewart are marked "Hand
Wrought Stewart by Dennis" ; those made with dies engraved
by Steve Adams for The Forge, are marked "Hand Wrought SA
by Dennis"; those made with the dies engraved by A. J. Hoover
are marked "Hand Wrought AJH by Dennis" and those pieces
made with my own original designs and dies are marked "Hand
Wrought by Dennis". For more information go to the "Artisan
My intent is to preserve their die engravings, keep their artwork
alive and share it with a new generation of lovers of hand
hammered aluminum gift ware. Each piece is made by me
completely by hand, with pride and dedication to my art and like
snowflakes, no two pieces are identical.
ALUMINUM IS THE 10TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT
In 1946, Jack Orenstein of the Everlast Metal Products company
successfully campaigned for aluminum to replace tin as the ( tenth )10th wedding
anniversary emblem and to this day is the material to give as a 10th anniversary gift.
Hand hammered aluminum makes the perfect wedding gift as well as the appropriate gift
for a tenth wedding anniversary. Everlast was at one time the largest producer of forged
aluminum giftware in the world.
New! Its a larger
snowman to go along
with the smaller one.
Look in the Winter
Themed pages to see
|Exciting News! Cornerstone Forge is
proud and excited to be featured in an
article about my hammered aluminum
in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of the
Pennsylvania Magazine entitled
"Hammering Beauty" written by
Cynthia Underhill. It is a wonderful
magazine about interesting things to
do and people and places in Pa. To
order a copy go to www.pa-mag.com
Photograph by Cynthia Underhill
$22 Click to
Bold Pine 6"
and Plate. This
pine has a bolder
design with a more
Napkin Holders, Clocks,
Business Card Holders