Business: M.Schwade Studio
From: Eureka Springs, AR
I am originally from Boston, Massachusetts and got my formal education at Boston University and the Vesper George School of Art. At present I reside in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and Ft.Myers, Florida. www.michaelschwade.com
I torch weld bronze alloys on to hand cut sheet copper shapes adding copper bezel set fused glass cabochons and embedded wire forms. Organic forms, including the human figure, are built up using the torch as a modeling tool. Some pieces are embellished by means of acid etching. Chemical and heat treated patinas add color and contrast. All pieces are one of a kind originals and are hand signed by the artist. My inspiration has been ancient artifacts and I attempt to achieve that look.