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
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
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
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
The sticks and branches that make up this gate are made of hand forged steel pipe. A bark texture was added by using a textured hammer, and the branches were welded together in a floating design. The gate was allowed to rust, giving it a natural feel in its woodsy North Carolina home. A small latch is hidden on the back for adding a padlock.
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
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
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