Forge (v.) – to shape (as metal) by heating and hammering; one of the oldest working techniques of mankind.
Forge (n.) – a place where objects are made by heating and shaping metal.
Wendell August Forge (proper n.) – America’s oldest and largest forge, where hand-wrought, functional art is created to shape your life’s special moments.
In a world that moves faster every day, you look forward to special occasions that allow you to pause for a moment and mark time – holidays, showers, weddings, births, graduations, just to name a few. At Wendell August, our mission is to help you celebrate and remember life’s special moments by creating heirloom-quality giftware for you to treasure. Our craft is meaningful to us because life’s moments are meaningful to you.
And where most companies are focused on inventing new technologies, we’re investing in old ones. At Wendell August, our expert artisans hand-etch their original designs. Each piece is then hand-wrought by skilled craftsmen, using an eight-step process with its roots in ancient metalworking techniques.
The marks of both the artist and the craftsman can be found on each piece – the artist’s mark is ‘hidden’ in the design, and the craftsman’s mark can be found on the back of every piece. Our metalcrafters take pride in our work so that you can be proud to display and to gift our unique designs.
Instant gratification and mass production may have become the norm in our culture, but time-tested traditions and “Made in America” have never gone out of style at Wendell August. Since 1923, our pieces of functional art have been designed to bring that special occasion feeling to your everyday life in a uniquely American way. We take our time so you can celebrate yours.
Wendell August: For life’s special moments.