West Virgina based artist Robert Villamagna creates large scale
recycled tin artworks that are inventive and witty.
Harriete is the Queen of tin jewelery and other amazingly clever,
detailed and well crafted tin artwork. She also has a blog where
you can learn practical advice on the business of art. Link is on
Ross Palmer Beecher, one of my all time favorite metalsmiths, has
great web presence but no website of her own. The link is to a video
that captures, her work, studio and her essence. She is represented
by Greg Kucera in Seattle.
Okay just go to Kathy's site and check out her work. I'm not even
going to try and explain it, you've just got to see it for yourself.
Be sure to watch her video.
Check out Dave Yoas' awesome tin work by clicking on his name on
the right side of the home page on Ladybug Circus. Also see a small
handful of some tinsmiths who don't have their own websites.
Mr.Wasserman died on October 12, 1999 but his work lives on through
the internet. His work is wonderful and inspiring.
The Fine Art of the Tin Can: Techniques and Inspirations by Bobby
Bobby's book is a great book for the beginner.
South West tinsmith Jeri Moe creates 3 D tin works of art that are
well thought out and highly desirable.
Brunt Offerings is the website for Opie & Linda O'Brien who
create all sorts of fun and lively artwork with tin and other found
objects. They also teach and have
published books on the subjects of their talents. Their site has
a wealth of information about who they are.
Chris is a self described mixed media artist. Check out this cool
video and see her work and oh so very excellent tin collection.
Nia works primarily with vintage tin and tin types. Each artwork
is like a treasured jewel.
Jenny fillius incorporates tin and tin toys in her art. Each piece
of Jenny's tin work is infused with her unique wit and whimsey.
Her style is original and fun.
Mimi Cahalan creates wall-mounted and 3d constructions in painted
metal and wood, working in both small and large-scale artwork for
interior and exterior spaces.
Loran's been working in tin for years. She actually was the teacher
who taught Bill Herberholtz, who then taught me.
Bill doesn't have a website but there is a You Tube of him in his
studio and you can see his work there. Bill was my teacher and his
work is marvelous.
No list would be complete without Tony Berlant. He may very well
have been nailing tin to wood longer than any of us. There is no
way for me to describe his work. Also see more of his work here
at Design Faith (http://designfaith.blogspot.com/2010/08/tony-berlant.html),
Kenneth Caldwell's insightful blog.
David's artwork has a LA kind of esthetic, it's clean and bold and
in your face, in a good way.
List compiled by Jenny Fillius