|~~~ Cornerstone Forge ~~~
|Authentic Hand Hammered Aluminum Gift Ware & Jewelry
" Since 1999" , Cornerstone Forge has been making over 800
different items. Each piece is handmade by me, 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 who hand hammer items as I do using sheet aluminum,
hammers, hand clamps and hand engraved steel dies. Each piece
is then polished to a bright clean finish.
My pure 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 that will be remembered.
Give the gift that keeps on giving!
Click on the links below to see the wide variety of items that I
make...From My Hands to Yours.
|Product Page Links-Click on image below to go to that page
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.
I recently acquired many new
die designs. They include
animals such as horse, birds,
bunny, eagle and turkey.
Other new designs include
light houses, covered bridge
and many new ornaments!
They were expertly engraved
by Jim Baker. Check out the
Artisan Page above for more
info on Baker. Look in the
square bowls and bread trays
to see more new pieces. See
us at a show to see a wider
selection of new products.
You can see us at: Fine craft
& art shows in Pennsylvania
and New Jersey. You will find
the best selection there. To
be added to my show email
list please email me.
I also sell online from this
website. Call or email with
your order or questions.
Thanks, hope to see you at a
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Preserving a Legacy!
The dies that I use to create the pieces that I make were hand
engraved by various masters of the craft. These vintage dies
were hand engraved in steel with some dating back to the
1930's. Each piece I make is marked with the Cornerstone
Forge stamp along with a stamp indicating the die engraver's
name. 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 are marked "Hand Wrought Adams by
Dennis"; those made with dies engraved by A. J. Hoover are
marked "Hand Wrought Hoover by Dennis" ;
those made with dies engraved by Jim Baker are marked
"Hand Wrought Baker by Dennis" and those pieces made
with my own original designs and dies are marked "Hand
Wrought by Dennis". For more information on these artisans
please click on this "Artisan Information" link .
My intent is to preserve the die engravings, keeping their
artwork and legacy alive while sharing it with a new generation
of lovers of hand hammered aluminum gift ware. These timeless
pieces are made by me, 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 join tin as the (tenth)
10th wedding anniversary material and to this day is the metal to
give as a 10th anniversary gift.
Commemorate that 10 year mark with a gift that symbolizes just
how thankful you are for each other. Aluminum represents the
durability and flexibility needed to sustain a lasting, loving union.
Hand hammered aluminum also makes the perfect wedding gift.
See other Alumifacts on product pages!
Photograph by Cynthia Underhill
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Thank You and Care
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