Dr. Scott Mann & Dr. Jon Gudeman of Invision in Salem really know how to catch your eye with these
custom door pulls. I made these pulls for them when they moved into their “dream” office several years
ago. These docs are so good that their patients have worn the original finish off the door pulls! We
agreed that these are the kind of problems to have. So I had Mr. Bill over at Rutledge’s Auto Body Shop
repaint them and I reinstalled them. I do believe they look even better this time around. This is one of
those projects that always brings a smile to my face. These guys are in the “Best Clients Club” for sure.


The Best Clients …

I have the best clients… I finished up last week by delivering my latest commission, a fireplace sculpture. One of the best things about this job is watching people really enjoy my work. I felt good about the finished piece –  it had a great deal of interest throughout and the movement was sweet and gentle. This piece was hand wrought and involved many hours of “heating & beating.” After all of that old-school work, it was nice to fire up the MIG and weld it up. With an abstract of this nature, I like the freedom that comes with doing the final design and construction simultaneously. To accent the organic form, I used a dark patina.  With a few hours of hand waxing, the piece took on a smooth rich patina that makes you just want to touch it. Andy, thanks again for allowing me so much freedom in this project. 

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Fireplace Sculpture










Sculpture Now 2013

As most of you already know, Hurricane was juried into the Sculpture Now 2013 show at the Honfleur Gallery in Washington, D.C. The show was sponsored by the Washington Sculptors Group.  It was really a pleasure working with Beth Ferraro, the Creative Director of the Honfleur Gallery, and Philadelphia-based curator, Florcy Morisset.   The Honfleur put on a fine show, and the reception was a great success. The gallery was overflowing, with an interested and excited crowd that was willing to engage with the art. It was well worth the two back-to-back round trips to D.C.

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More Horses on the Road

More horses on the road

Yep, we put another horse on the road yesterday. Hurricane made the trip up to Washington, D.C. It was a wet slog up I-81 and, no matter what her name implies, she is a fair weather girl. Good thing she was wrapped up tight in her Saran Wrap and didn’t get a drop on her.

Hurricane was more than happy to strut her stuff into the Honfleur Gallery, where she was given a fine welcome by Florcy Morisset and Beth Ferraro. Beth is the Creative Director of the Honfleur Gallery and Florcy is the juror for the Sculpture Now 2013 exhibition, sponsored by the Washington Sculptors Group. These two ladies are bringing their focused excitement to this show and there is no escaping their energy.

Hurricane is in good company at the Honfleur Gallery and is biting at the bit to show off for the opening reception on Friday March 1, 2013 from 6:30-8 pm. Come have a look at some of the finest sculpture anywhere, and hang out with me, the other artists, and Florcy and Beth.

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Calendar Juggling

I’ve had a few changes to the old exhibit and show calendar this spring. The latest  additions are:


Open Studios of Roanoke 13th annual tour in April.

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Scultpure Now 2013

The month of March will find ametalsoul Studios exhibiting with the Washington Sculptors Group in Washington, DC.

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Additional dates and shows will be forthcoming over the next few weeks. Stay tuned.

Sculpture Now 2013

wsgametalsoul Studio will be exhibiting work in the upcoming Sculpture Now 2013 show this coming spring in Washington, D.C.

LOCATION: Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Road SE, Washington DC 20020
DATES: March 1 – April 12, 2013
JUROR: Florcy Morisset, Vivant Art Collection, Philadelphia
This event is sponsored by the Washington Sculptors Group, Washington, D.C.
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Open Studios of Roanoke


Open Studios of Roanoke 13th Annual Tour
April 27 & 28, 2013
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday Noon – 5 p.m.

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[one_half_last]Dave Wertz will be an exhibtor at the Open Studios of Roanoke 13th Annual Tour in April 2013. Horses will be shown.

More details to follow as they become available.




Here we go

Well we’re off an running with the new web site which includes a blog so that I can stay in touch on a regular basis.