Forge Iron Designs offers the Natural Stonework and custom made orders according to our client´s needs. Handcarved and handcrafted stonework directly from workshops made by Mexican Artisans into flooring, wall-covering, columns, fountains, fireplaces, moldings, etc. Cantera stone is a natural stone which was originally quarried in Mexico. Cantera stone is a strong, malleable natural stone formed by volcanic dust and ash washed into silt beds and combined with lava and local stone where it is compressed and over millions of years turns into cantera stone. It is most notable for its light weight and ability to be customized according to any specific architectural or aesthetic needs. Forge Iron Designs offers natural Cantera stone fountains and custom made orders according to all of our client’s needs and requirements. Our work is hand carved and hand crafted in authentic workshops directly by Mexican artisans. We are proud to offer flooring options, wall coverings, columns, fountains, fireplaces, and custom moldings made from cantera.
Cantera is a natural product evolved over the centuries of time. No two pieces of cantera are identical. The variations in shade and veining are what gives each piece its individuality and characteristics. Chips and cracks are also inherent because of the manual labor involved in creating the artistic beauty of cantera adding a rustic look.
Cantera can be mined or quarried from caves and mountains. It is removed in large blocks, cut onto slabs, columns, fountains, pots, benches, fences and many more creations limited only to imagination and creativity.
Cantera’s natural beauty can greatly enhance the beauty of any home or business.