This beautiful hood was patterned on the Winery doors I did earlier (shown elsewhere on this site). Here it is shown finished, at home, in its new home in New Jersey. This decorative hood covers a functional one (made by others). The designer had specified some terrific hardware and lighting, and wanted a hood that […]
Making my custom hammered bronze, brass, and copper counter tops is always a welcome change of pace from my stone work. I enjoy both, and both are valuable parts of my existence. Thanks in advance for ordering one. The material will outlast any of our great grandchildren, and is easy to maintain. The proof goes […]
Jul 11, 2012 | Categories: Architectural Work, Kitchen and Bath, Metals | Tags: copper bar, copper counter, copper island, dale johnson, metal bar, metal counter, old world stone carving | Comments Off
As I recall, Dave Oliver did the wood armature, and it was either Jack Oliver or Chistina Wolfe that did the patina. I did the wood carving and designed it. It is in my living room to this day. I wanted to have buffalo skin cushions made custom, but the estimate was more than I […]
Dec 29, 2012 | Categories: Fine Art, Furniture, Metals | Tags: art furniture, contemporary furniture, custom couch, custom furniture, dale johnson, dale johnson furniture, old world stone carving | Comments Off
This is a photo of Blue, Butler University’s mascot. Butler has been a champion basketball team for generations, and I have had the honor of doing several projects for the university. The latest was a columbarium to hold the ashes of all past and future mascots. I was commissioned to do a sculpture for the […]
Nov 22, 2014 | Categories: Dale Johnson Public Works, Mascots and Schools, Metals, Public Work | Tags: bronze sculpture, butler bulldog, custom sculpture, dale johnson, dale johnson sculpture, mascot sculpture, memorial sculpture, outdoor sculpture, university mascot | Comments Off
This bronze bust of the legendary Tony Hinkle stands in front of Butler University’s Hinkle Auditorium, one of the nation’s oldest and largest basketball courts. Old World has been part of several graduating class gifts. This one, in particular, stands out; Butler won the Final Four that year to become the number one college basketball […]
Jan 04, 2013 | Categories: Mascots and Schools, Metals, Public Work | Tags: bronze bust, bronze portrait, bronze sculpture, class gift sculpture, custom sculpture, dale johnson, dale johnson sculpture, mascot sculpture, memorial sculpture, old world stone carving | Comments Off
Rosa Levanto marble, hand polished, cast bronze handles. Yeah. Oooh… What do you do with a bowl like that? Buy another? I wish…
These sliding steel winery doors have been aging nicely in the California sun. Exposed sun requires a good deal of maintenance, but looks great. Completely hand made rollers, for that hand made look. When you hold this handle you know you have held a handle of note. This is the mission. I will have to […]
Jul 11, 2012 | Categories: Architectural Work, Entryways, Metals | Tags: custom steel doors, dale johnson, metal doors, old world stone carving, sliding steel doors, steel doors, winery doors | Comments Off
This inlaid etched bronze plaque is the client’s idea of humor- a Medusa blowing at the viewer. This is located in the guest bathroom in front of the commode.
Hand=hammered bronze legs, a walnut body, cast bronze handles with enameled ornament… a bronze top… I still love this end table, and it is still proudly in my living room. Want one like it? This one was designed as a cd case. Now I keep my kids’ school pics in it. Living with art. […]
Dec 29, 2012 | Categories: Fine Art, Furniture, Metals, Wood | Tags: art furniture, custom art furniture, custom furniture, custom tables, dale johnson, mixed media sculpture, old world stone carving | Comments Off
These rugged steel fireplace doors feature heavy steel grate screens and hand hammered rivet construction. They can be made to fit any opening.
Sep 11, 2012 | Categories: Architectural Work, Fireplaces, Metals | Tags: custom fireplace doors, dale johnson fireplace doors, dale johnson fireplaces, fireplace grates, old world fireplace doors, steel fireplace doors | Comments Off
This beautiful pot rack not only holds pots, it is a chandelier. Look close and you can see the lighting. The old blending perfectly with the new. I wish I could have played all these pots like bells. The world is a bell rack waiting to be rung. Gravity is as gravity does. All good […]
These doors are representative of doors we have doone for several of our custom fireplaces. We can do doors to fit your fireplace (if it can handle it), or we can do a fireplace to fit the doors you commission from us. Either way, our doors and our surrounds go great together.
This suspended copper wall separates a lobby from a conference room and helps create a welcoming sitting area in this office.
A national restaurant company tried to launch a new line of Italian restaurants. They opened five, and each time was slightly different than the last. We also did their decorative copper range hoods. In the background of this photo the hood is visible. These panels also functioned as cupboard door handles. This detail of the […]
Dec 29, 2012 | Categories: Architectural Work, Metals | Tags: contemporary metal bar, copper counter, custom copper counters, custom furniture, dale johnson, dale johnson furniture, metal counter, old world stone carving | Comments Off
These stone and bronze entry posts impose exactly as they are intended to- very. Welcome to a significant place, they say. The bronze lions are inspired by the client’s antique door knockers. You’d think I’d have been sharp enough to have kept a shot of the knockers (not). They look good anyway. Bronze is always […]
Jan 04, 2013 | Categories: Architectural Work, Details & Rosettes, Entryways, Metals | Tags: architectural stone carving, bronze lion, bronze sculpture, custom stone carving, dale johnson, Limestone Entry, old world stone carving, yard sculpture | Comments Off
I trained new assistants how to do the commercial metal work by designing furniture for my house using scraps and pieces from projects that were commissioned. This table has taken residence on my back porch for years. Right now it has a family of kittens under it. Over the years the tp has taken a […]
I have been making decorative metal hoods for years, and I am always struck by how my hand made work contrasts with the commercially available product. No wonder I’m not rich… each of them take time. Hammered copper goes way back. It lasts through all circumstances, for hundreds of years. An occasional wipe with […]
Jul 11, 2012 | Categories: Architectural Work, Kitchen and Bath, Metals | Tags: copper kitchen hood, copper range hood, custom range hood, dale johnson, kitchen range hood, metal kitchen hood, old world stone carving | Comments Off
Yes, the glass is not thin. It’s 1″ thick. Very heavy. The bronze sheet over the wood armature allows for a great deal of creative expression. Playing with weight and gravitational expectations is fun too. I wonder what this thick-walled bronze pipe was originally made for. It’s hard to see in any of these pics, […]
Often functioning hoods are not aesthetically pleasing, and one good way of handling it is to wrap the functioning hood with a decorative one. The fan and duct work are all hidden behind the hammered brass and copper hood. Maintenance is simple, and copper and brass are known to last for thousands of years.
Jan 29, 2014 | Categories: Architectural Work, Kitchen and Bath, Metals | Tags: copper range hood, custom kitchen range hoods, custom range hoods, dale johnson, hammered copper range hood, metal range hood | Comments Off
This very cool coffee table was commissioned to go over a stylized fish-motif area rug. I wish I had a photo of it in place. Alas! We trimmed each leg in copper upholstery nails, and gave each leg a light buffing with scrub pads for a soft look. Furniture is always a pleasure to make.
Dec 31, 2012 | Categories: Fine Art, Furniture, Metals | Tags: art furniture, contemporary furniture, custom coffee table, custom furniture, custom table, dale johnson, old world stone carving | Comments Off
Every home, modest or fancy, can have a hand made custom range hood. Just imagine one. It;s not out of reach. Bronze and copper. And the client;s desire for a shape like that. What shape do you want?
Jul 11, 2012 | Categories: Architectural Work, Kitchen and Bath, Metals | Tags: copper kitchen hood, custom copper hood, custom copper range hood, custom range hood, dale johnson, kitchen range hood, old world stone carving | Comments Off
I have worked with a machinist/metalmaster for many years now. we have done several hoods together. I design them, do the finish work, any casting that may be involved, and install them, and Mark does the fabrication in his shop. We make a good team. These cast bronze elements serve no purpose, but they look […]
Jul 29, 2012 | Categories: Architectural Work, Kitchen and Bath, Metals | Tags: copper range hood, custom kitchen range hood, custom range hood, dale johnson, metal range hood, stainless steel range hood | Comments Off
Inside this metal cabinet is a light that illuminates the glass bowl. One of the panels is also hinged for access.
Dec 30, 2012 | Categories: Architectural Work, Kitchen and Bath, Metals | Tags: art furniture, contemporary furniture, custom bathroom, custom furniture, custom vanity, dale johnson, dale johnson furniture, old world stone carving | Comments Off
The most spectacular doors I’ve ever driven across the country with my son, camping all the way, to install. I’ve long worked with a wonderful metals fellow, Mark, and together we’ve done some very cool things, but this one tops the list. I do the design and the finish, and help when the work needs it, and generally […]
Jul 08, 2012 | Categories: Architectural Work, Entryways, Metals | Tags: custom steel door, dale johnson, formal entry, napa valley winery doors, old world stone carving, steel doors, winery door, winery doors | Comments Off