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About us

Owner Jesse Robinson, with over 10 years of experience in building custom high-end metalwork in both contemporary and classic designs, his work has expanded to include restoration and preservation of historic metalwork.  He works with different types of metal including steel, wrought iron,  aluminum, bronze and stainless steel to create unique items.

Born in Carbondale, Illinois, Jesse is an artist whose tutelage emerged from Illinois-based sculptor and fellow artist blacksmith, John Medwedeff. Jesse studied with Medwedeff at Medwedeff Forge and Design, established by Medwedeff over 25 years ago. It was there that he learned the acute attention to design and form associated with Medwedeff’s sculpture and architectural ironwork– later refining his own aesthetics which grew from his focus on the point of intersection between architecture, sculpture and spatial analiysis.

See blog: I learned it here to see some of Medwedeff’s work Jesse was part of building during his 6 years there.

Jesse has a reputation for fair dealing and works in a cooperative, professional manner with contractors, architects, interior designers and individual clients for commercial projects and residential work. Find a sample of items below:

  • Railings
  • Gated or non-gated entrances
  • Fencing
  • Signs & signposts
  • Large or small sculpture and water fountains
  • Yard benches
  • Chandeliers and all types of light fixtures
  • Conference Tables
  • Home decor
  • Furniture
  • Cast metal items
  • Dimensional metalwork
  • Wall plaques
  • Custom framing
  • Engravings
  • You name it

Coming soon! Jesse is currently working on a production line in home decor.

Thank you for your interest and we hope to be hearing from you soon about your future projects!

Robinson Forged Metals works on negotiated terms for projects.

$150 min shop charge. $300 min design charge.