About

Who We Are

Matthew and Karine Maynard are designers, blacksmiths and artists who use metal and architectural space as their media. As a husband and wife team, they specialize in hand-forged custom stair rails, furniture and applied design. Their work has been featured in international books & periodicals as one of the leading architectural artist blacksmiths teams in the world today. Their designs have been given prominence & awards by both the National Ornamental & Misc. Metals Association and the Artist Blacksmiths Association of North America. Their large railing commissions reside in homes and businesses from California to Italy. Smaller works are represented & sold by select galleries.

Each element of their work reflects their professional attention to aesthetic detail, design and function with a focus on quality over quantity.

"We work closely with our clients throughout the design process and look forward to collaborating with them and creating something that will last for generations to come".

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In the News

Saturday, November 5th 2016 * 10 am - 5 pm * Maynard Studios hosts their 6th annual OPEN STUDIO 1986 Fox Creek Rd Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

July-August 2016."Calm, Cool and Collected" by Williams, Bridget. Sophisticated Living, Lexington,  pg 82. Louisville, KY.

June 2016. Announcements: Matthew and Karine Maynard of Maynard Studio's Inc. of Lawrenceburg, KY win two awards in international metalcraft competition. (Vol. 44 Num. 3) The Anvil's Ring, pg 11. Jonesborough, TN.

June 2016. Ernest Wiemann Top Job Competition. Ornametal & Miscellaneous Metal Fabricator, pg 34. Lawrenceville, GA.

  May 2016. Awards pile up for Maynard Studios. The Anderson News, Lawrenceburg, KY.

May 2016. "Local Companies honored during Kentucky Celebrates Small Business,". The Lane Report. Lexington, KY.

May 2016. Pacesetter Award. Small Business Development Center Award, Capital Rotunda Frankfort, KY. 

April 2016. "Library board gets glimpse of new building,".  The Anderson News, Lawrenceburg, KY.

April 2016. Business awards for the week of April 18.  Lexington Herald-Leader,  Lexington KY. 

                                March 2016.  Art Trail Set to Expand Experience as AC Art Council Downtown Lawrenceburg. Lawrenceburg, KY. 

February 2016. The Week in Craft: February 3, 2016 . American Craft Council

Saturday, November 7th 2015 * 10 am - 5 pm * Maynard Studios hosts their 5th annual OPEN STUDIO 1986 Fox Creek Rd Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

Oct 2015.Curtains at 8 (podcast) WUKY Lexington, Kentucky  "Ky Crafted at Breeders Cup: Special Guests, Matthew & Karine Maynard"

Oct 2015 "Treasury Dept. awards funding..."

August 2015. Houzz.com (Australia) "Swirls of Style: Emulating Art Nouveau in the Modern Home"

Summer 2015. Masonry Design Magazine "Buzzworthy Design." Pages 7-13

July/August 2015. Sophisticated Living "Creating a Buzz; The Apiary Reimagines the Art of Event Planning" Pgs 66-75

July 10, 2015. Garden & Gun, "Inside Look: Lexington's Chic New Entertaining Space".

March 23, 2015. Kentucky Arts Council Featured Artist for March, 2015

March 6, 2015. Citation of Achievement, House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Ky

March 1, 2015. Featured Members: "Matthew and Karine Maynard, Maynard Studios" NOMMA

February, 2015. Maynard Studios wins both Houzz Service and Design Awards

January, 2015. Maynard Studios wins Ernest Wiemann Top Job Gold Award; interior forged railings, National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA) 

October, 2014. Bluegrass & Backroads, episode featuring Maynard Studios

2014. Research Residency, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN: Karine Maynard

2013. Kentucky Folk & Traditional Arts Apprenticeship: Karine Maynard

German: Houzz Deutschland, Künstler & Kunsthandwerk: Maynard Studios

French: Houzz France, Artiste at Artisan :Maynard Studios

Hardcover Publication: "Ironwork Today - vol 4"

Hardcover Publication: "Ironwork Today - vol. 3"