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Friday | 02 February, 2018 | 3:30 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareStar Gazer v2

Artist David Han creates sheet metal sculptures influenced by the shapes and patterns found in nature.

Thursday | 11 January, 2018 | 11:14 am

FFJ 0517 custom squareTruth Is Beauty

Truth is Beauty is the second in The Bliss Project series of three monumental sculptures of Deja Solis, expressing her humanity.

Wednesday | 06 December, 2017 | 1:42 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareBVI Art Reef

A massive 80-ft. steel rebar and mesh Kraken was purposefully sunk into the Caribbean Sea on top of a decorated World War II ship.

Tuesday | 07 November, 2017 | 1:07 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareAtlanta Falcon

Home field to the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is also home to the largest free-standing bird sculpture in the world.

Friday | 06 October, 2017 | 1:58 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareEarth Goddess

The stainless steel Earth Goddess stands 13m tall overlooking the art garden of artist Rik van Rijswick.

Friday | 08 September, 2017 | 8:12 am

FFJ 0517 custom squareStressed Skins

This project develops design, calculation and simulation methods, alongside fabrication parameters and workflows, that support customized design and fabrication using ISF.

Thursday | 03 August, 2017 | 9:54 am

FFJ 0517 custom squareErin Hills Clover

The centerpiece at the 2017 U.S. Open was a 2,500 lb. steel clover created by fabricators Milwaukee Blacksmith.

Monday | 15 May, 2017 | 2:07 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareAmerican Steel Flag

37-year-old veteran Josh Vandenbrink creates custom steel flags for patriotic customers.

Wednesday | 05 April, 2017 | 10:47 am

FFJ 0417 custom squareAlexander's Sculptures

Artist Alexander Krivosheiw combines traditional hand-fabricated craftsmanship with innovative concepts created in bronze and aluminum.

Wednesday | 08 March, 2017 | 9:46 am

FFJ 0317 custom squareAwakening

"Awakening" is a large-scale interactive steel sculpture designed and engineered by Ryan Elmendorf and Nick Geurts for the 2016 Burning Man Festival.

Tuesday | 14 February, 2017 | 11:28 am

FFJ 0217 custom squareEcstasy

Artist Karen Cusolito built Ecstasy in 2007 and first debuted the sculpture at The Crucible’s Fire Arts Festival in Oakland, California, then again at the Burning Man art and community festival in Black Rock City, Nevada..

Wednesday | 11 January, 2017 | 11:14 am

FFJ 0117 custom squareAeolus

British artist Luke Jerram's take on Aeolus, ruler of the four winds in Greek mythology, is an acoustic and optical pavilion designed to make the silent shifting patterns of the wind sing.

Friday | 09 December, 2016 | 9:01 am

FFJ 1216 custom squareAnd The Village Remains

Sculptor Ray Lonsdale pays tribute to his hometown's history in steel.

Monday | 07 November, 2016 | 3:29 pm

FFJ 1116 custom squareSupercharged Ironhead

“Motorcycles are an artistic medium,” says Hazan Motorworks owner Maxwell Hazan.

Friday | 07 October, 2016 | 10:53 am

FFJ 1016 custom squareGallery Of Steel Figures

Gallery of Steel Figures showcases detailed sculptures upcycled from scrap steel.

Wednesday | 07 September, 2016 | 1:57 pm

FFJ 0916 custom squareCold Hard Art

Metalworker Tom Patsis builds small-scale replica vehicles using scrap sheet metal.

Wednesday | 03 August, 2016 | 1:33 pm

FFJ 07816 custom squareMechateuthis

Artist Barry Crawford built the mechanical, life-size representation of a giant squid from a combination of found objects and custom parts fabricated from new and used steel.

Thursday | 21 April, 2016 | 8:10 am

FFJ 0316 custom squareLa Fuerza del Espíritu

Sculptor David Madero used carbon steel fabricated with MIG and stick welding processes to create the 7.2 meter tall and 5.3 meter wide La Fuerza del Espíritu.

Tuesday | 05 April, 2016 | 12:00 am

FFJ 0416 custom squareMechanical Horse

Artist Adrian Landon creates a life-size horse that gallops in slow motion at the press of a button.


Tuesday | 08 March, 2016 | 10:49 am

FFJ 0316 custom squareArc Bicycle

A student team from TU Delft (Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands)—with assistance from MX3D in Amsterdam—have pushed the boundaries of 3-D printing by designing and producing a fully functional 3-D printed stainless steel bicycle.

Tuesday | 09 February, 2016 | 11:41 am

FFJ 0216 custom squareDiatom

An electron microscope photo of a diatom, a form of plankton, inspired artist Alan Ross to fabricate the Diatom.

Tuesday | 19 January, 2016 | 11:35 am

FFJ 0116 custom square“Roots of Excellence”

Artist C.J. Rench, based in Hood River, Oregon, and his crew fabricated Roots of Excellence at Lincoln Electric’s booth at Fabtech 2015 last November in Chicago.

Tuesday | 15 December, 2015 | 2:46 pm

FFJ 1215 custom squareTraveling Man

Fabricator Gary Greff created the Pheasants on the Prairie from 27⁄8 in. and 23⁄8 in. oil well pipe and welded gravel screen mesh he recovered from a junkyard.

Thursday | 12 November, 2015 | 1:44 pm

FFJ 1115 custom squarePheasants on the Prairie

Fabricator Gary Greff created the Pheasants on the Prairie from 27⁄8 in. and 23⁄8 in. oil well pipe and welded gravel screen mesh he recovered from a junkyard.

Friday | 16 October, 2015 | 9:55 am

FFJ 1015 custom squareLupe

Built in just five months, Lupe is a 10,000-lb. steel mammoth along the Guadalupe River Trail near downtown San Jose, Calif.

Monday | 14 September, 2015 | 8:49 am

FFJ 0915 custom SQUAREStudio-Re-Creation

Netherlands-based artist Nikola Nikolov gives old, unwanted goods a new life, routinely taking his clients' broken belongings and transforming them into desks, lamps and even sculptures.

Wednesday | 12 August, 2015 | 1:18 pm

FFJ 0715 customfab square2Singing Ringing Tree

Architects Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu completed the Singing Ringing Tree in 2006 as part of the Panopticons arts and regeneration project.

Wednesday | 08 April, 2015 | 1:13 pm

FFJ-0415-custom-squarePtolemy Elrington

Using no heat or power, artist Ptolemy Elrington uses hacksaws, craft knives and drills to manipulate hubcaps into a usable medium


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