Metal

Cheryl Shohet

Cheryl Shohet Designs

Waconia, MN

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© Cheryl Shohet

© Cheryl Shohet

I am a full time studio artist. I create small sculpture and jewelry in nonferrous metals complimented by various materials including: gems and minerals, wood, enamel and paint. I utilize various techniques available to me including: fabrication, lost wax casting, etching, electroforming, anodizing and painting, I approach each piece as art first irregardless of function. No two are alike and no duplications are ever present in my inventory. 

Last year I received honors at Edina and Powderhorn. I have been fortunate to both participate and jury many shows over the years.  

I have previously opened two art galleries and have both a BFA in Painting and MFA in Metalsmithing. I attended the University of Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago and both attended and taught at Northern Illinois University.

Jonathan Rose

Franklin TN

https://www.handsonfire.com

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© Jonathan Rose

© Jonathan Rose

I am a second-generation metal worker and life-long musician creating melodic steel tongue drums and Singing Bowls from recycled propane tanks. For the drums, tanks are transformed in to sound sculptures by cutting and welding the ends into a saucer like disk. Tongues are hand cut and tuned to exact measurements and scales. The finishes range from preserving the rustic and weathered patina to polished iridescent heat treatments. These interactive art pieces are easily played, even for beginners.

Steve Nugent

Steve Nugent

Nugent Yard Art

Minnetonka, MN

www.nugentyardart.com

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I create copper and brass wind sculptures that move in the slightest breeze. I cut, shape and solder all of my work in my studio. All of my sculptures have bearings in them so they last and move in the breeze for years. They are meant to be outside year round and be able to handle the elements. The hanging sculptures have stainless eye hooks and caps that protect the bearings from the elements and the in ground sculptures are on sturdy steel posts that go into the ground. After fabrication each one gets a heat patina. All sculptures are individually made and signed.

 

© Steve Nugent

© Steve Nugent

Sherrie Stockton

Minneapolis, MN

www.whimsywelding.com

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My motto is Re-use and Amuse! I create whimsical characters out of scrap metal, found objects, old tools, and kitchenware using the oxyacetylene method of welding at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center in Minneapolis. I enjoy hunting high and low to find “gems” at local scrap dealers, estate sales, friends’ castoffs, and truly found objects. My whimsical sculptures are friendly to the environment, unique, and generate smiles. I often laugh out loud while creating them. My goal is to share the fun and whimsy with others through my art.
In 2017 Butter Café of South Minneapolis commissioned a 4’x4’ butterfly sculpture. In 2016 I was interviewed by a local TV station www.fox9.com titled Artist Gives New Life To Scrap Metal. In 2014 and 2018 I won second place at the Minnesota State Fair Creative Activities Competition – Metal.

 

© Sherrie Stockton

© Sherrie Stockton

James Cook

Hesperia, MI

www.coppertimesprinklers.com

2019 Booth # 120E

Our pieces are all designed from copper. Soft and rigid copper tubing is hand shaped to create stationary (snakes, snails, butterflies, etc.) and orbital (spinning) sprinklers. Various pieces of copper, along with brass fittings are soldered together and holes are drilled to create different water patterns. Every sprinkler has either a figure cut from copper sheeting, beads, stainless steel balls, copper spirals, etc. added to create a unique piece of functional art. Three years ago we began designing wind sculptures using the same processes as used above. These pieces are powered by wind rather than water.

 

© James Cook

© James Cook