Metal Artist and Sculptor

Maronpot.com showcases handmade, one-of-a-kind metal art and sculpture by Jeremy Maronpot. Jeremy has been making art since he was very young and working with metal since 1995. His work is organic in style and he often looks to nature for inspiration and design lessons. Jeremy studied fine art and metalworking at East Carolina University and has worked in many studios of all sizes, on large and small scale projects. Jeremy works in Raleigh, North Carolina and is available for commissioned artwork, consultations, and exhibitions.

Skills and Specialties

Jeremy is a talented artist with an eye for detail and a focus on craftsmanship. Much of his work is an exploration of the malleability of metal, shaping the rigid material as if it was clay. Jeremy's excels at repousse and chasing, sheet metal forming, and forging. Most of his work is done with simple tools like torches and hammers, although Jeremy also enjoys modern tools like TIG welders and plasma cutters.

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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 from heating the metal with a torch.   Copper repousse sculpture detail

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 on the four padded legs. At one point the table had a curved wooden side panel which was later removed. Coffee table made of steel, copper, brass, wood, glass art furniture - custom metal coffee table Artistic metal table in gallery with original wood panel leg Metal coffee table is studio

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

Welded Steel Cat Sculpture

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This 2 foot tall cat sculpture was created by welding together various scrap pieces of steel. I started by sketching out the posture in heavy steel wire, then added small pieces of hammer formed steel sheet to bulk out the body. I welded all kind of steel parts in there, like square and round pipe, sheet and plate of all sizes. Once everything was completely fused together I attacked the surface with an angle grinder to create a coarse fur-like texture. The sculpture was colored with gun blue and sealed with oil. Welded steel cat sculpture Welded steel cat sculpture

Welded Steel Tree Sculpture with Birdhouse Neighborhood

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This steel tree sculpture stands about 15 feet tall and is home to a small neighborhood of birdhouses. The trunk and branches are rusted steel pipe with a plasma cut bark design. After a few months at the North Carolina Museum of Art, the tree made it's way to a local neighborhood to join several other contest winning sculptures produced by local artists and designed by North Carolina students. The birdhouses are attached to small base plates, so they can be replaced as needed. Yes, there are birds livings here, and they have their pick of architectural styles. Welded steel tree sculpture with birdhouses Welded steel tree sculpture before rust Welded steel tree sculpture before rust

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 lightweight. This abstract metal tree spent some time in downtown Durham, North Carolina, before being moved to its permanent location in the RTP area. It is an award winning student design, fabricated for Rhein Medall Communities. Steel and copper tree sculpture

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 of heating the metal during the forming process. Steel flat bar was rolled and welded to create the frame. Copper repousse wall sculpture