Why the obsession with door knockers?
We’re often asked this question, so here’s how it all began…
Our story started when we chanced upon an unusual fish door knocker in a local antique shop. With a shared fascination for functional art, we loved the idea that a simple object such as a door knocker could also be a beautiful sculpture. We left the shop with a new passion and enthusiasm for door knockers but soon became a little disillusioned. We were frustrated with the lack of variety and rather bored with seeing the same door knockers everywhere.
We have a background in casting and are no strangers to the ins and outs of making intricate pieces in metal, so we thought… why not create our own knocker? A door knocker that is as beautiful as it is functional, a piece of art that sits naturally between your home and the outside world. And so, we created our first design Amaris, our salmon. It worked perfectly and, after many admiring comments, we decided to develop a range of original designs for others to enjoy.
Crafted using the ancient method of sand casting
Our focus is to produce a sustainable, quality product using traditional techniques. We share this passion with a family-run foundry in India. They are a small team of highly skilled artisans whose expertise has been passed down from generation to generation. They cast each piece by hand with unerring attention to detail. As the production process is split between the UK and India, a shared passion for beautiful, handcrafted, sustainable products is integral to the success of the business.
Designed and finished in our Devon workshop
The inspiration for our products comes from our love of nature and the beautiful countryside around us. Each design starts life as a simple pencil sketch before it is made as a mould and hand crafted in brass. It is then finished and assembled in our South Devon workshop. Our designs are available in a range of colours including an antique finish which is achieved using a chemical-free process.