Jozef Witkowski’s roots trace back to his native Gdansk, Poland, where the city’s rich history and architecture fueled his passion for designing and fabricating handcrafted iron. Under the direction of several mentors, including Polish sculptor Stanislaw Skora, Jozef’s artistry blossomed, reflecting the style and old-world ambience of his medieval city. Among Jozef’s proudest moments was presenting one of his iron crosses to Pope John Paul II.
In 1986, Jozef and his family left behind the political turmoil in Poland and came to the United States. Initially, Jozef worked at Post Road Iron Works in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he established a reputation for himself as a highly skilled artisan. He formed his own company in 1994. In 1999, Jozef acquired Cavalier Renaissance Bronze Foundry, adding bronze casting capabilities to his offerings.
Jozef Custom Ironworks is more than a business. It is a whole-hearted passion—a passion to carry on the tradition of handcrafted iron and a passion to fulfill clients' visions for the truly distinctive and the extraordinary, both in style and quality. Please refer to A Word from our Clients.
Today, Jozef is a symbol of timeless craftsmanship to residential and commercial clients, architects and builders. He serves a discerning clientele located primarily in Fairfield County, Connecticut, as well as in New York City, Boston and Hong Kong, among other places.