Custom Hardware by Philip Brainard. Each piece is created for the customer. The customer collaborates with Philip, orders it, and then itʼs created. If the customer does not know what they want, Phil provides examples to them. Or, he creates what the customer sees in his or her mind’s eye as beautifully as possible. Just as the old smith stood at the village crossroads and led the needs of each person, so Philip stands ready to serve your needs with skill and pride. Philip Brainard employs traditional techniques and is capable of producing an almost limitless variety of decorative and functional hardware. Phil is able to manage all aspects of manufacturing, engineering, pattern making, casting, machining, chasing, plating, and finishing.
A complete repair and renovation service is available for all cast, forged or custom made metal and glass objects. This covers the manufacture of new parts, restoration of old parts and replacement of broken and worn-out electronics.
Metalwork is an ancient art. The work of Phillip Brainard is where the past and present meet. Sculpture, patterns, and molds are hand-crafted and individually poured. Despite the use of some modern aids, bronze casting in this manner forms a link with the past.
Philip C. Brainard, Jr.
P.O. Box 434
Santa Barbara, CA 93102