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creates shockingly innovative "dangerous insect sculpture" and other
works incorporating precise wirework and the use of very sharp blades
(razors, scalpels, etc). as integral sculptural elements.
self-educated, creates people and animal wire sculptures from
galvanized steel mesh. She gives wire sculpture workshops.
makes tiny, lively brass wire figures of stylized animals, people, etc.
Many are meant to serve as wearable art. His work has been in a number
of exhibitions in Japan.
self-educated, lives on a farm with the American Saddlebred horses,
dogs and 2 funny house cats that inspire her work. She has been
creating wire sculpture for 8 years, using black tie wire for larger
sculptures. Smaller ornaments are made with colored craft wire and
glass bead embellishments.
a wildlife and fantasy artist, started out by making tie-wire frames to
stretch panels of hand-made paper across. At the insistence of her art
buyers, she has begun leaving the stark armatures exposed, as wire
sculptures in their own right.
mild steel wire of various gauges with additions of copper and
brass sheet and copper meshes. Joints are soldered with silver solder.
Thomas, trained as a jeweller at Middlesex University in London, lives
and work in San Francisco. "I use wire as it enables me to create a 3
dimensional drawing and to capture the feeling of animals in motion
with the energy of a quick sketch."
author of "Let the Wire Inspire", creates wire sculptures and conducts
wire sculpture workshops in British Columbia, Canada. In 2002 she began
exploring the possibilities of wire as an artistic medium. A life spent
mong horses inspired her to translate them whimsically into wire. Her
wire of choice is copper. "Copper itself has many interesting
properties. This brings a unique energy to each of the wire pieces."
creates sculptural wire jewelry. Using mainly her fingers as tools, she
has dedicated over 34 years to applying traditional textile techniques
of weaving, twining, wrapping, and braiding to transform wire into
highly distrinctive wearable art. "The many hours of repetitive twining
are a meditative activity." An inborn love of metals inspired her to
explore the possibilities and limits of wire. Gold, with all its
associations of value and timelessness, is her metal of choice. Hu
studies anthropology and jewelry history to learn about their cultural
context, and conducts lectures and workshops.
barbed wire sculpture. Bernie blended her love of horses and a knack
for wire sculpture when she owned an equestrian facility. Having been
trained in conventional metal sculpture, she pioneered the technique of
barbed-wire sculpture and wrote a "how to" book, Creating
Realistically with Barbed Wire.
Her massive monumental works of elk, draft horses and other creatures
convey a very strong presence.
creates original wearable wire art.
a textile artist trained at the Royal Academy of Art, conducted
extensive folk art research within Slovakia and the Czech Republic, a
region with a 400 year tradition of wireworking. Her immersion led her
to blend textile techniques with wirecraft. She has exhibited at the
Povazske Wire Museum in Zilina, Slovakia.
one of the world's most gifted wire sculptors,was vital in preserving
and handing down the traditions of wirework as practiced by the tinkers
of Northern Slovakia for over four hundred years. His powerful works
show a complexity of workmanship and detail, plus a spiritual
sensitivity often applied to religious wire sculptures which are found
in private collections and museums throughout the world.
was instilled from childhood with an awareness of color, shape and form
in other artists' work. He grew up among an family of artists, and was
especially influenced by the mentorship of his father, master wire
sculptor Ladislav Jurovatý Sr. He makes a wide array of
ornamental baskets and platters, wall reliefs, and other artistic
wirework. He is also vitally involved in Slovak cultural organizations,
keeping traditions alive and conducting lectures at art schools. His
works are collected worldwide.
Class Wire Sculpture
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