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Shelbyvision, Artistry in Metal: metal sculpture and hollowware, metal art, metal craft, designed and created by metalsmith Steve Shelby.
I'm Steve Shelby. Welcome to my website. I hope you enjoy your visit
here. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email
me (Click on "Contact" link at top of page).
See more about me on my blog
I have been working with metal in one way or another for over 35 years. First, with jewelry,
then as an employee of Fox Products Corp., where I worked for 23 years making the metal
parts for the contrabassoons. During this time I learned a lot about making tools and jigs, and that with persistence almost any problem can be solved.
My metal art that I show on this website
is all recent work. It is a synthesis of my love of nature and my love
of working with metal. I have made every
effort to create honest designs, so that design and construction are
thoroughly integrated. I'm not part of any "movement", and pretty much
ignore what other
artists are doing, which
means that my designs have an originality mostly free from outside influence.
My inspiration comes directly from nature.
I live in rural Northeastern Indiana with my wife, Bobbie. We have four grown children. I have 20 acres of former worn-out farmland, most of which is being allowed to return to nature. I have a large pond for fishing and a smaller watergarden pond with water lilies, lotus, and goldfish. I like to take breaks from my work and just wander the grounds, observing the wildlife, sometimes taking pictures.
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