Birmingham, Alabama–based fine artist Patty B. Driscoll introduces a new outlet for her considerable talents with Agatha Studio, a collection of expressive brass door hardware that goes well beyond the expected to impart personality, history, and craftsmanship to an everyday piece of decor. She took care to understand the process first, learning the art at the famed Penland School of Craft.
“I was particularly inspired by the Regency dolphins that support the table in my entry,” says Patty B. “I knew they’d make beautiful hardware.”
She started sculpting wax models, fueled by the idea that these pieces would be more than tools to signal a guest’s arrival. “I think that they are reflections of the family on the other side of the door—their aesthetic, as well as their interests,” says the artist. We promise you won’t look at a door knocker the same ever again. Prices upon request. agathastudio.com
A Look Back
Years before founding Agatha Studio, Patty crafted the door hardware for her own dining room. To see more from the artist’s home, read “Coming Up Roses.”
By Alice Welsh Doyle
This story appears in Flower magazine’s September/October 2021 issue on newsstands August 31. Subscribe or find a copy in a store near you.
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