ABOUT M2B ART METALS
Matt Gilbert, sole proprietor and Grand Poobah of M2B Art Metals, has been a professional blacksmith, metalworker, and conservator since 2007. He began his career in metalwork with Samuel Yellin Metalworkers, long known as one of the most foremost custom architectural blacksmith shops in the US. The transformative act of forging and forming iron, as well as the process of careful layout and design came as a revelation. The ability to produce everything from the most entrancing of gates to the most humble of hinges, sintered what had been an abiding interest in metal objects and the built environment into a full blown obsession.
Previous to his involvement in the metal arts, Matt had been a professional cook and brewer everywhere from Cincinnati to Spain and has maintained an avid (and equally obsessive) relationship with both disciplines. At a certain point he ended up with a pretty deep disdain for 90% of commercially available cookware. Luckily, having a professional metal shop has afforded him the ability to create custom implements for both kitchen and brewery alike-- ones that meet his own rigorous standards of both utility and aesthetics. After several years of comments from friends and dinner guests, he conceded that maybe he wouldn't mind offering all that he had come up with for sale. After all, it's a pretty wonderful feeling to be surrounded by aesthetically intriguing, handmade utilitarian objects, that actually get better the more you interact with them. Thus, the website you see before you.