Metal Artist and Sculptor 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.



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 and back edges to form one solid honeycomb structure. The honey bee is also created from copper sheet metal. The body segments are hollow, constructed of hammer formed and textured sheet metal halves, TIG welded together. The segments are held together by a rod which extends through the body and emerges as the stinger. The wings are cast polyester resin, and the legs are forged and filed from copper rod. The bee has a threaded rod attached to the underside of the thorax, which connects it to the honeycomb. The bee can be removed from the rest of the sculpture [...]

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 raising, sinking, repousse, and chasing. The components were TIG welded together and attached to an internal steel armature. The hollow sculpture was filled solid through an opening underneath. It's extremely sturdy and can hold up to abuses and indignities like climbing, jumping, or riding. The sculpture is darkened with a liver of sulfur patina and sealed with wax and oil. The video below shows how this copper turtle was made, step by step. copper metal tortoise sculpture outdoor   copper repousse tortoise sculpture outdoor   Jeremy Maronpot and turtle sculpture   [...]

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, and whiskers were created from hammered sheet metal and thick forged copper wire. The metal was initially given a liver of sulfur patina to darken some areas, but since it lives outside the patina has changed and darkened over the years. He sits as a giant guardian above a small coy pond, whose inhabitants no doubt look up and wonder what it's all about.   Copper Catfish Garden Sculpture

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

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 cracks are hammered into the sphere using a process called chasing. The green patina comes from an ammonia based solution, and the rest of the sculpture is colored with liver of sulfur. The sculpture was installed in a North Carolina neighborhood after being fabricated from an award winning student design.   Abstract copper sculpture   copper metal sculpture with patina Copper sculpture in studio

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 aluminum, hammered into shape and welded along the seam. The sock's texture and ripples were formed with the techniques of repousse and chasing. All the components were TIG welded together, and the inside was coated with a thick rubber. The laces are steel cables. Used as a vase, this peculiar sculpture is sure to put a spring in your step. formed aluminum sheet metal sculpture formed aluminum sheet metal sculpture formed aluminum sheet metal 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