The Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour 2019

September 20, 21, & 22

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

10am to 5pm...............FREE


Recycled Metal Yard Art

" Rusty artwork

with a sense of humor "

I have always loved to create things with my hands. Little did I know, when I took a welding class in High School, That this would later become my medium. It was 25 years later that I saw an exibit at a garden show that inspired me to try my hand at metal crafting. I began collecting scrap metal from junk yards, auto repair shops, and yard and estate sales. I soon began putting together pieces that I displayed in our yard. After our property began to become quite full, my wife Trudy suggested that I try to sell some of it. I started out selling at a local Farmers Market, and found out that people really enjoyed my creations. I love to see the smiles on peoples faces as they enter my booth for the first time.

My creations are a combination of whimsy, steam punk and eccentric, and no two are ever alike. I use old tools, railroad spikes, used auto parts, pots and pans, old farm equiptment, silverware, rebar, and horseshoes.
I am constantly looking for interesting shapes and patinas as I search for new treasures to create with. 90 % of my work is done with an arc welder, but due to the incompatabity of some metals, I am forced to improvise at times with alternate means of connection, such as bolting or rivetting.

I love to take an old rusted item, that was destined for the dump or recycling yard, and give it a new life as a treasured piece of art for many to enjoy. My works include slugs, crabs, chickens, mice, goats, dogs and cats, crosses, horses and cows, dinosaurs, owls, space needles, deer and moose, turtles and fish, and lots of birds. I also create commissioned works, specific to your needs.

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Enjoy the newest art and widest range of individual artist's original work providing the rare opportunity of seeing the artists in their studio environment and offering explanations and demonstrations of their materials and art process. This is also a unique time to purchase fine art directly from the artists.

Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour 2019


September 20, 21, 22
from 10am to 5pm

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