You’ve probably never heard of Kyle Drummond. He’s a charming self-proclaimed introvert who lives with his family in Ellicott City and is a full time software engineer. But in the evenings and on weekends, he indulges his passion for metalwork, creating one-of-a-kind pieces for clients who are lucky enough to find him.
I met Kyle when I was running a pop-up gallery on Main Street in Historic Ellicott City last December. Cindy, his wife and biggest advocate of his work stopped in several times, finally asking me where I found my artists that were represented in the store. I thought she was asking for herself but then she literally dragged a reluctant Kyle in one weekend, to let me know that HE was the artist and maybe I could take a look at his work. One look at his website and I said, “Bring me everything you have.”
That chance encounter has led to a string of commissions for Kyle. Friends of mine purchased one of his candlestick holders from my gallery and when they mentioned that they were looking for someone to design and build a railing for the stairs into their newly renovated lower level, I pulled up Kyle’s website. They were thrilled and contacted him within days.
Collaborating closely with the couple – considering their style, the location in the home, and their desired end result – Kyle presented several sketches and small metal mockups of his designs. Once they chose the final design, he hand built the railing in his metal shop/studio and installed the railing when it was finished. Since then they have commissioned him to do two additional railings for their Roland Park home, one has already been installed on the front porch, the other is in process for an addition being built. Click to read more & see more gorgeous work from Kyle Drummond.
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