Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Michigan Mitten Ornament

New for 2014
Michigan Mitten Ornament

Available on Etsy for your convenience...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

You see it I can make it

See an inspiration piece in your favorite magazine but don't know what to do next? Give me a shout. I may be able to create that unique, custom piece just for you - with top quality and at a fair price. It's worth the ask!

Monday, November 17, 2014


Two of metal sculpture are captured in this article.


Two 5 star ratings on custom made! Two very satisfied customers. Two awesome reviews.

If you are looking to have a piece of custom made metal art check out the site and place an order.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

We need your help.

Dearest fans, this guy needs your help. I've recently committed to my own booth at the 2015 Lansing Home & Garden show. It is quite the expense, so:
1. What would you be interested in seeing in my booth?
2. Even better, what would you be interested in purchasing at my booth?

Any thoughts are appreciated. I'd like to make this show a success rather than a debt...

Friday, October 24, 2014

Brilliant Fall

Updated photos of Brilliant in DeWitt - now with some landscape and new sidewalks and little bench. The garden club will planting flowers around the sculpture in the spring.

It was a nice day for lunchtime photos...

Christmas is around the corner

Is anyone interested in handmade <can't be that time yet> Christmas gifts? If you would like something unique this season, let me know soon before the schedule fills up!
Thanks for all the support!


WOW. Can't thank this company enough. BIG case of warm fuzzies going on here!

MEDC's Redevelopment Ready Communities(R) program.

REVEAL: Wall-hung award for the MEDC's Redevelopment Ready Communities(R) program. I've had this under wraps until the first one was given out (yesterday) so now I can show you all.

The backplate is ground aluminum with various steel pieces attached with bolts and nuts, each spaced apart for a nice 3-D effect. The blue ring is engraved acrylic with a painted background. The colors and symbolism come from the organization's logo and mission. What do you think??

Todd Buckingham

Wow, what a great feeling to know people appreciate your effort. Todd Buckingham has been kind enough to share it on social media, so I want him to know publicly "Thank you". It certainly looked more painful to earn the trophy than it did to create it... :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Customer Testimony

Lots of social media action around the trophies I made for the CATA Come Clean Duathlon yesterday. In case you didn't see, don't miss out! They came out beautifully...

Custom Made Trophies

For your viewing pleasure, here are more pics of the trophies - including several promo/teaser photos before the event. I really enjoyed this project...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Great way to start the day#

Love on my welding bench and my design sheet. Instant smiles. No better start to a day of art...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Forging Metal

Forging metal may take a little longer, but nothing compares to the look and feel of it! Besides, it'll last forever...

Here's an internal 'traveling' trophy for the creative communicators at Gud Marketing. What do you think?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Cast bell restoration

A client had a cast bell and yoke of sentimental value, but it was missing the cradle and handle. I designed and created this one to match the bell size and the look of the yoke. I will have to see about a photo of it installed...

Monday, August 25, 2014


Check out the redesigned website for Gud Marketing... Oh, AND the sculpture I made for them. They did the fancy camera work that makes it look even better! :)

We are glad Lansing Art Gallery likes the sign

woo-hoo! My friends at the Lansing Art Gallery are showing off their new sign. Looks sharp with the lettering in place. Thanks, Ladies.

Walk of Art

If you cannot make it to Elk Rapids to see the sculptures in person, here is a quick virtual tour for you... and no tired legs

Lansing Art Gallery project

As promised, here's another project... delivered to the happy ladies of the Lansing Art Gallery. This sidewalk sign can easily be moved indoors/outdoors, and won't blow over in the gusty downtown corridor. It came with aluminum panels that will become various signs stuck up with magnets - interchangeable for that special event...

Delta Township

Darn it!!!!!!!!!!!
My proposal for Delta Township was not selected.

Just a minor road bump in my journey to artistic excellence, and another runner-up notch in the belt ...

Fun in the sun

What's a guy to do when his family is enjoying sun and fun at the lake... without him... for the upteenth time this summer?! 

BE PRODUCTIVE. Knocked four art projects off the list, including the Borg Cube, a perspective sculpture, a bell cradle, and a sidewalk sign. Stay tuned for pictures this week...

Monday, August 11, 2014

Borg cube

Custom made for a star trek fan to put in her office cubicle. .... this is the finished Borg cube, with a new paint job and a hook to hang from. Looks good flying through cubicle country...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Athalia Boutique Project

Another job, another happy customer. Over the weekend we completed three mobile clothes racks for Athalia Boutique in Midland.

Visit this fine boutique if you (or your lady) like trendy clothes straight from the fashion centers of America.

Make an offer

This brilliant whimsical piece of art is up for auction. Make a bid.!!!!!!!

Shop Open for BOW members

Local blacksmith group meeting and forging on Saturday at my shop. Interested? Come on out for fun and learning...