Custom Hand Forged Ironwork

Bringing the Past into the future


Our Story

Blacksmith Artist Lorenzo Fortunato has been creating functional art in Austin, Texas for over 2 decades. Inspired by his uncle in Italy during his boyhood, Lorenzo spent much of his free time watching and learning this ancient craft and mastered the skills of hand forging. 

As a young man, Lorenzo left Italy to see more of the world and, eventually, his travels landed him in Austin. That was the beginning of “Italian Iron Works.” Artistry and Fine Craftsmanship through the centuries old practice of hand forged iron. 

Lorenzo’s functional designs are works of art – from traditional to contemporary. Designs range from exquisite fireplace screens, functional art, iron gates and railings. His work expresses passion, beauty, detail, and craftsmanship. Lorenzo keeps the ancient craft alive in modern times…serving Austin since 1992.



“Five Stars!”

Edward Seade

Lorenzo did two beautiful fireplace screens for us. He has tremendous attention to detail. 

John Babot

We were finishing up our Italian Inspired custom home and wanted a fire screen which was more than just some Home Depot/store bought item. We were completely surprised to find we had a Master Artisan here locally in Austin. Working with Lorenzo is something of a bygone era.

We had an idea of what we wanted, but once we saw the work and his level of old world craftsmanship we decided to give him artistic license. The finished piece is nothing short of Heirloom.

Toni Schmid Stevenson

Mr Fortunato is an artist, a craftsman, a master. He listens and engages with our vision. We LOVE the four pieces that he has created for us.

Dee Perrin

Lorenzo is the consummate artisan. We wanted a very specific look for our custom fireplace door and he creatively met and exceeded our expectations. He also crafted a very unique door handle which makes our front door look majestic.

Nick G

Lorenzo is a master. After a short conversation about the pieces I needed — giant shelf brackets in an art nouveau style — he drew up a sketch that met my needs exactly, adding interesting details I never would have thought of. And his execution was perfect. Highly recommended!