Welcome to the Ridgeline Metal Works web site….. Since 2005 Ridgeline Metal Works has been forging, hammering, welding and fabricating the dreams and ideas of our clients...
Let us know how we can help you with yours!

Custom Fabrication

The largest part of our operation, and most challenging… From railings, gates and timber frame brackets, to truck racks, sculpture and other ornamental house jewellery… Comfortable working with stainless, mild steel, aluminium, copper and bronze, we can fabricate any of your ideas into reality! Big or Small!!!
James Karthein

The Artist

Karthein began his decades-long involvement with metal working in a bicycle frame building shop in Toronto, then spent a number of years learning the craft and skills of fabrication in Whistler prior to moving to the valley and starting up his own company

Production Housewares

Ridgeline Metal Works has a vast line of production pieces that work both functionally and decoratively in modern homes and gardens. The lines greatest influence is mountain ski culture but includes mirrors, hooks, racks, candle holders, sconces, wall art and much much more!

Sculpture and Architectural Art

James Karthein and Ridgeline Metal Works specializes in one of kind sculptures and in home architectural art. Our studio has made everything from small interior pieces to large civic sculpture... Working in Steel, Bronze, Aluminium and Stainless Steel allows for all options, let us walk you through the possibilities!
Unique Metal Art
Take a look at some the unique projects I have been a part of over the years.... Planning, problem solving, prototyping!
Railings, gates and other house jewelry
Take some time to look through some of the custom private and commercial railings, gates and other innovative ideas to adorn your house. Yves troughs, snow stops, timber frame brackets and much more!
From commercial to residential and everything in between, if you are looking to stand out and make a bold statement allow us to "hang your sign"
In the studio
Find out what project is "in the studio" at the moment, take a closer look at the shop on the mountain and the tools we use to make our art!