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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

Monday | 16 March, 2015 | 1:18 pm

FFJ-0315-custome-squareTravis Pond

Travis Pond started The John Deere Elk in 2007. It is a 12 ft.-tall by 12 ft.-long metal giant made of repurposed steel

Friday | 20 February, 2015 | 3:01 pm

FFJ-0215-custom-squareRicardo Breceda

Ricardo Breceda has been creating massive metal creatures in his own backyard since 2003

Thursday | 22 January, 2015 | 10:17 am

FFJ-0115-custom-squareCheval Mecachrome

Pierre Matter created the 8.5 ft. tall, 8.2 ft. long and 2.6 ft. wide Cheval Mecachrome in 2012 to add to his collection of mechanical creatures. 

Thursday | 11 December, 2014 | 2:49 pm

FFJ-1214-custom-squareMetal Man

Per Berg created Metal Man in 2011, commissioned by explosive metalwork shop High Energy Metals Inc., to create an elaborate representation of the shop’s business. 

Monday | 10 November, 2014 | 3:31 pm

FFJ-1114-custom-squareMonument a Ildefons Cerdà

The 2.66 m tall Monument a Ildefons Cerdà was created in 2010 by Jordi Díez using a combination of welding methods and radial cutting torches

Friday | 17 October, 2014 | 10:35 am

FFJ-1014-customfab-squareMother and Baby

Simon Ruscoe created Mother and Baby as part of the Exeter Fountain Project. Ruscoe began his work in 2004 to reflect “the major fears, angers, frustrations and struggles faced by humanity today.

Thursday | 11 September, 2014 | 12:35 pm

FFJ-0914-custom-squareKey Note

Artist Michael Christian created Key Note in 2009 for Burning Man Project, the annual arts and music festival in Nevada.

Monday | 11 August, 2014 | 10:10 am

MM-07814-serpent-squareThe Serpent Twins

In 2011, Jon Sarriugarte and his wife Kyrsten Mate designed the 50-ft. kinetic mobile sculptures for Burning Man, the annual festival in Nevada.

Tuesday | 20 May, 2014 | 11:57 am

FFJ-0514-custom-squareThe Tin Man

It took sheet metal worker and artist Ryan Slattery roughly six months to build the 9-ft.-tall Tin Man.


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