Work Resume

Work Experience-Sculpture/Metal Fabrication



Artworks Foundry, Berkeley, CA                          Feb. 2015 to Dec. 2016


Sculpture Technician:

Responsibilities: Fabrication of bronze sculptures.

Tools: TIG welder, electric and pneumatic hand tools

Materials: Silicon bronze, steel, stainless steel



One Off Furniture, San Francisco, CA                 Nov. 10, 2012 through Jan. 2015 


Custom Fabricator:

Responsibilities: Construction of various unique designs.

Tools: TIG and MIG welders, electric power tools, chop saw, pneumatic tools, patina tools

Materials: Mild Steel, stainless steel, bronze, brass


Fine Art Museums of San Francisco                  October, through Nov. 8, 2011


Temporary Mountmaker/Preparator:

Responsibilities: Preparation, installation and de-installation, for De Young and Legion of Honor art museums.

Tools: Electric power tools, drop saw, hand tools, soldering tools, hydraulic lift

Materials: Steel, brass, wood, paint, fabric


Local Group Studios, Oakland, CA                      Opened June 2012


Owner, Sculptor

My studio, where I sculpt in various media for fine art bronze and sculpture.

Tools: Electric power tools, CAD program Solidworks, Sketch Up, 123D, 3D printer, wax tools, hand tools

Materials: Plaster, wax, metal, plastic, paint, wood



Performance Structures, Inc., Oakland, CA        Oct. 2008-May. 2011


Metal Finishing Technician:

Responsibilities:  Finishing and polishing fine stainless steel sculpture by Anish Kapoor, small to monumental works.

Tools:  Electric and pneumatic power tools, custom machinery and robots, TIG welder, metal fabrication equipment

Materials:  316 stainless plate 



Lightspann Illumination Design, Oakland CA     Sept. 2006-Aug. 2008


Lighting Technician:

Responsibilities:  Fabrication and finishing of fine art lighting.  Included interpreting CAD drawings, cold working glass, electrical wiring, faux finishing.

Tools: MIG, TIG welders, plasma cutter, oxy-acetylene welder, electric metalworking tools, glass finishing tools

Materials: Brass, glass, steel, mechanical parts, wiring and lamping parts, metal finishing supplies, paints, patinas


 

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA                2006


Temporary Preparator/Mountmaker:

Responsibilities:  Created earthquake-proof mounts for art exhibits.  Assisted in exhibition painting, object installation.

Tools:  MIG welder, oxy-acetylene and propane torches, electric power tools

Materials: Steel and other metals, acrylic, MDF, foam, paints



Dan Hemann Sculpture, Fort Bragg, CA              2005-2006


Bronze Sculpture Finishing Technician:

Responsibilities: Assembly and finishing of fine art bronze sculpture

Tools:  TIG welder, pneumatic finishing tools, electric grinders, etc.

Materials:  Cast bronze              




Morrisonn Studios/Neidhart, Fort Bragg CA         2001-2003


Metal Fabricator:                                           

Responsibilities:  Fabrication of architectural features and lighting.  Included interpreting CAD layouts, metal fabrication, manual machining, soldering, patina.

Tools:  Mill, Lathes, TIG welder, pneumatic finishing tools, electric power tools

Materials: Brass, copper, aluminum, resins, patina solutions, wood, mold making materials




Reification, San Francisco, CA                             2000


Architectural Metal Fabricator:

Responsibilities:  Fabrication of frames and other decorative architectural features, restoration. 

Included layout, welding, finishing, and patination.

Tools: TIG, MIG welders, electric metal finishing equipment

Materials: Brass, steel, iron, aluminum, bronze, wood, acrylic, patina solutions, metal finishes


 


Artworks Foundry, Berkeley CA                           1997-2000


Metal Fabricator, Finisher, Patineur:

Responsibilities: Finished bronze castings, miniature to half-life size. 

Included mold making, waxwork, patina and furnace charging.

Tools: Pneumatic metalworking tools, TIG welder, hydraulic jack, crane and rigging,

plasma cutter, arc welder, electric grinders and metal working tools

Materials: Bronze, mold making materials, wax, plaster, patina solutions




Education


Laney College, Oakland, CA

Machine Technology  and Computer Design courses 2012


College of the Redwoods, Fort Bragg, CA           2003-2005

Major: General education, mathematics


  

Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA                2000-2001

Artist-in-Residence, Teaching Assistant

Nine-month residency to learn traditional lost wax casting techniques, mold making, furnace building


              

Wayne State University, Detroit                          1989-1991

Major: Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design


          


Tom Schomberg, Columns

Foundry Sculpture

I've been assembling, fabricating and doing surface finishing on sculpture for twenty years. I've had the chance to work for dozens of sculptors, many who are shown in the above photos, most of which were taken at Artworks Foundry, Berkeley, Ca.

Metal Fabrication


I've worked for a handful of fabrication studios in the Bay Area, for various artists and designers, for more than ten years.

Anish Kapoor, C Curve

Surface Treatment

Over the years, I've specialized in types of surface treatments, such as polishing and patina.