Work Experience-Sculpture/Metal Fabrication
Artworks Foundry, Berkeley, CA Feb. 2015 to Dec. 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
I've worked for a handful of fabrication studios in the Bay Area, for various artists and designers, for more than ten years.
Over the years, I've specialized in types of surface treatments, such as polishing and patina.