It started with a fish

Why the obsession with door knockers? We’re often asked this question, so here’s how it all began…

Our journey started in 2019 when we came across an unusual door knocker in a local antiques emporium. With a fascination for functional art, we loved the idea that a simple object such as a door knocker could also take the form of a beautiful sculpture. We left with a new enthusiasm for the humble door knocker but sadly soon became a little disillusioned. We were frustrated with the lack of variety and bored with seeing the same designs.

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. 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, the Salmon. It worked perfectly and, after many admiring comments, we began to develop ideas for a collection.

In 2021, we took the exciting step of changing a hobby into a business and founded Adams & Mack.

Combining traditional techniques with a commitment to quality

At the heart of Adams & Mack lies a dedication to time-honoured artisan techniques, where each product is crafted with meticulous care and attention to detail. Combining traditional casting methods with a commitment to quality has been integral to the success of the business.

A new design starts life as a simple pencil sketch before being made into a sculpture that acts as a mould for casting. Each piece is forged individually by a small team of highly skilled artisans in our Indian foundry. It is only by using these ancient methods that the intricate details of each cast can be realised. Assembly and patination are completed back in our Devon workshop to ensure that consistent quality is achieved.

Adams & Mack in Indian Foundry

Casting trays adams and mack
welding door knockers Adams and Mack

Our values and ethos

Our love of nature is not just the inspiration for our designs but also the backbone that drives our brand values. With sustainability at the forefront, our products are created using recycled and natural materials. We chose brass due to its sustainable qualities, enduring beauty, and excellent resistance to corrosion. We finish each piece by hand and use a chemical free, natural process to achieve our aged brass finish.

We have also taken great care to design our packaging to be functional as well as useful. Every element has been thoughtfully considered so it can be either recycled or repurposed.

Our business is guided by our passion for the environment. We hope this carries over into your home and you may enjoy our products for a lifetime.

Adams & Mack Trade Mark

To be continued…

What’s next for Adams & Mack? Our love of nature and the beautiful countryside around us continually inspires us to create more products. We are fascinated with the concept of bringing the outside in and will be continuing to extend our collection to include a range of beautiful artisanal homeware gifts featuring our animal designs.

Design process at Adams & Mack
Founders of Adams & Mack in Devon
“Our products are sculptures, as beautiful as they are functional. They’re an expression of your character, a personal signature for your home. Every piece we create is truly unique with a story of its own. It is made with genuine care and love. We hope this passion comes across and carries over to your home for years to come.”
Jenny & Mike, founders of Adams & Mack

“Absolutely beautiful, more like a work of art. Superb service.”

J. Starbuck