as Valeric Studios in Cleveland owned by artist/metal worker Eric St.
Regis. The present owner Paul Hadley was an apprentice there in the
early seventies and worked there for several years as a fabricator,
designer and craftsman. Hadley became owner in 1992 when Mr St
Regis retired. The studio was moved to Euclid for several years and
recently moved to Bedford Heights in April 2007. Hadley was joined by
skilled artisan Kelly Hughes 1n 1993. Her work is sold in galleries
around northeast Ohio Matt Kollar has worked in studios in Cleveland
and LA and has been associated with CMS since 1997.
Classic Metal Studio is a multi functional shop that uses both new
and very old technology to execute their various projects. In their shop
you will find blacksmithing equipment including a forge and several
anvils. There is also a power hammer that was built in the early 1900s. It
was recently restored and is used for some of the heavy forging. In
addition there is a Samson Ironworker from the 1950s as well as a lot of
other "old school"metal working equipment. There are several welders
on site including stick,mig, tig, and plasma cutting machines. The wide
variety of tools allows CMS to create and fabricate an enormous variety
of artistic and functional pieces for their clients.
We work primarily in steel which is sometimes called wrought iron
In addition we can work with stainless steel and aluminum. Our work
often involves other craftsmen working with glass stone or wood to help
us create a finished piece that will cherished for generations.