Copper Repousse Wall Art

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This abstract copper wall sculpture was formed from sheet metal using the techniques of repousse and chasing. The metal was slowly pushed into shape with repeated hammer blows and specially shaped punches. It's around 25 inches in diameter, and while the piece is very rigid and strong, it is thin and lightweight [...]

Copper Honey Bee and Honeycomb Wall Sculpture

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This honeycomb and honey bee sculpture hangs slightly raised from the surface of the wall, allowing light to pass through the "honey". The honeycomb is 30 inches wide and is made from copper sheet metal and cast polyester resin. Each cell was formed individually, then welded together on the front [...]

Copper Tortoise Sculpture

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This tortoise sculpture is made of hammer formed copper sheet metal and filled solid with concrete. It measures about 4 feet from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail, and weighs a couple hundred pounds. The copper panels were shaped by hand with traditional metalworking techniques like [...]

Copper Catfish Sculpture

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This catfish garden sculpture was hand formed from copper sheet metal using traditional metalsmithing techniques like raising, sinking, repousse, and chasing. The sculpture is about 3.5 feet in length. The main body was formed as two halves and TIG welded together, and the head is a third section. Fins, gills, [...]

Copper Repousse Wall Sculpture

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This abstract wall sculpture was hammered into shape from copper sheet metal using the techniques of repousse and chasing. It measures 25 inches in diameter, and while the piece is very rigid and strong, it is very thin and lightweight. The metal was slowly pushed into shape with repeated hammer blows and [...]

Hammered and Fabricated Copper and Steel Sculpture

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The heavy shell of this geode inspired sculpture is made from plasma cut steel treated with gun blue, oils and heat to give it some variations in color.  The interior section is hammer formed from copper sheet metal using a process called repousse and chasing. The color on the copper panel comes [...]

Steel and Copper Coffee Table

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The frame of this sturdy coffee table is made from rolled steel bar and square steel stock. The layered circular shelves are filled with organic metalwork created from hammered and rusted steel rod, hammered copper panels, textured brass, glass, and distressed oak. A heavy 30 x 50 inch safety glass top rests [...]

Outdoor Abstract Steel Sculpture

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This 8 foot tall outdoor steel sculpture has a painted copper finish. Steel sheet metal was rolled into tubes, plasma cut, and welded together. This student design award winner was purchased by Rhein Medall Communities for a neighborhood here in North Carolina. Painted Sculpture in Studio Welded Steel Sculpture [...]

Formed and Welded Abstract Copper Sculpture

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This six foot tall copper sculpture was hammer formed from sheet metal in two halves and TIG welded together. There is a steel armature inside which is welded to the steel base. Two round copper sheet metal hemispheres were formed with a technique called raising, and welded together to create the central sphere. The [...]

Formed and Welded Aluminum Shoe Sculpture Vase

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What started out as an exercise in forming and welding aluminum sheet metal became this unique...vase? I traced patterns from a real pair of shoes and formed them in metal. The sole is a thicker piece of aluminum plate, plasma cut and bent. The sock was also formed from sheet [...]

Brass Trumpet Sculpture Vase

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A friend gave me an old brass trumpet. The valves were busted so it didn't play. I don't play trumpet anyhow, but I was interested in the metalwork, so I sawed it into many pieces. I created some of my own new parts, the bent elbow pieces that make the [...]

Repousse Copper Sculpture – Giant Maple Leaves

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These oversized maple leaves were hammered into shape from copper sheet metal using the process of repousse and chasing. They range in size from about 24-40 inches across. They are made in two layers, a flat back and a pushed out front, welded together along the edges and filled with [...]

Hammered Copper Funeral Urn

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This copper and brass funeral urn has two inner vessels, for husband and wife. In this case the majority of the ashes were spread ceremoniously, and a small amount were saved for the small canisters. The texture on the copper is hammered in, the layers are plasma cut, stacked, and [...]

Steel and Copper Tree Sculpture

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This steel and copper tree is around 16 feet tall. The stylized triangular trunk and branches are fabricated from steel sheet metal and painted with a spotted effect. The oversized leaves are formed from copper sheet and attached to steel stems. Despite being rather tall, the hollow sculpture is fairly [...]

Copper Repousse Ring Box

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This copper mussel shell box was commissioned to hold a wedding ring. The ridges and texture were hammered into the sheet metal using the technique of repousse and chasing. The hinge is constructed of brass tubing and silver soldered in place. The dark patina is from liver of sulfur. Hinged copper [...]

Copper Repousse Wall Art

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This 15 inch diameter wall sculpture is made of hammered copper sheet metal and a heavy steel frame. The copper panel was formed using a process called repousse and chasing, where metal is pushed into shape with hammers and punches. The dark color on the copper is the natural result [...]

Brass Repousse Box with Sliding Lid

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The lid to this brass box was created with the process of repousse and chasing. It slides into a hidden track along the top edge of the box, and it's quite challenging to figure out how it opens. The brass was darkened with a patina and buffed with fine steel [...]

Copper Wall Sculpture Tupelo Honey Cafe

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This copper wall sculpture was made for the Tupelo Honey Cafe here in Raleigh, North Carolina. It's a sculptural version of their tupelo tree logo measuring about 5 feet in width. The branches and textures on the back layer were formed with hammers and punches. The clusters of leaves are plasma cut shapes, [...]