Custom architectural metal artisan business. All manner of custom indoor and outdoor site specific metal objects, i.e., furniture, railings, gates, fencing, fireplace accessories, lighting, hardware, sculpture and architectural details.
JDMS utilizes restored historic traditional tools and machinery, in addition to state of the art technology employing welding, blacksmithing, precision machining and fabrication of bespoke commissions.
We repair and restore wrought iron, cast iron, brass and bronze antiques.
We specialize in careful attention to fine detailing, custom patina finishes, exacting specifications and a fluid, intelligent relationship with designers, architects, artists, home owners and fellow tradesman.
James DeMartis is a metalsmith living in Springs and working in East Hampton, NY. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Westchester County he has always been impassioned and immersed in art.
James began working with metal at C.W. Post College and has been sculpting with welder, torch, forge and hammer for 33 years. Moving to the Hamptons in 1991 he began by creating site specific sculpture and in 2001 he opened his custom metal business - James DeMartis Metal Studio. His work has been featured in Interior Design, Elle Décor, HC&G, Ironwork Today Vol. II, The Anvil’s Ring and numerous newspapers in NYC and Long Island. He has also been featured on NBC’s First Look lifestyle and arts television show.
Characterized by artistry and attention to detail JDMS specializes in custom metalwork from large scale commercial and residential projects such as railings, gates, wine cellars and countertops to custom home projects such as light fixtures, fireplaces, hardware, furniture and artifact mounts. Whether working in the realm of traditional blacksmithing or contemporary welding and fabrication, the focus is always craftsmanship and attention to a clients specifications.
James’ work resides throughout the United States and Europe. He has shown his sculpture in galleries both in NYC and the Hamptons. His wide range of work has bolstered the following outdoor collections : The Long House Reserve, The New York Botanical Garden, The Bridge Gardens, et al. In addition to creating bespoke works for residences and commercial ventures (11 Madison Park, Peninsula Hotel, Greenwich Hotel, Oliver Peoples, 20/20), he also builds sculptures and working props for film, theatre and television.
James enjoys restoring historic artifacts such as cast and wrought iron balustrades in NYC, artifacts and antiques, the anchor for The Nahum Chapin and The Springs War Memorial Cannon. He also shares his love of teaching and traditional blacksmithing by leading demonstrations for the public at area smithy’s.