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Useful Welded Art

Art means different things to different people. Perhaps you’ve already read The Art of Welding. There are plenty of beautiful pieces being created everyday by artists who weld. Today’s article focuses on art that is useful, practical. Welders can make doors, gates, signs, lighting fixtures, railings, and countless objects that are both useable and aesthetically pleasing. Please enjoy a few of my favorite artists that fit this category.


Out of McKinney Texas, The Welders of Art do it all and have been for 24 years. They do custom wrought iron designs, gates, balconies, ornamental fences, spiral stair cases, chandeliers, stair rails, furniture, and more. They also do custom cut outs with a plasma cutter. You’ll have to check out their custom gates. The horse one is amazing! Check out the detail on their one-of-a-kind doors. Customers design it and choose paint/glass options. Welders of Art fabricate and install.

Tyrone Ferguson

Ferguson was apprentice to an artist-blacksmith in his own family. Perhaps the beautiful setting of the Bahamas helps to inspire his functional doors, gates, railing panels, furniture, chandeliers and signage. He works with iron, bronze, copper, stainless steel, aluminum and found materials. Enjoy Longbranch or his Girls from Brazil doors. Look at the aluminum gate, Isaacs. The railings show a lot of diversity. Though very different I like both the Aberle and Whittingham.

Countryside Welding

Countryside welding has some of my favorite custom light fixtures. They can do both indoor and outdoor lighting and wall sconces that really look like they belong in Montana (where you’ll find the craftsmen at countryside). Who knew fire screens, grates, and tool holders could be works of art? And why not?

CSC Welding and Fabrication

CSC makes some really beautiful custom wrought iron and metal signs. Signs like this are beautiful and attention getting. They’d be perfect for a business or a gated community. When you work with a welding and fabrication company like CSC you can order all your railings, gates, and signs from the same place. I also like their wine racks and cellar gates. The craftsmanship of Scott Boatright is obvious, just what you’d expect from a fourth-generation blacksmith/welder and fabricator.

Texas Iron and Interiors

It is up to you to decide if novelty signs count as art, but looks at Texas Iron and Interiors drapery rods, tapestry finials, and browse the custom design gallery. The showroom in Dripping Springs is open six days a week.

Do you have a favorite welder that does functional furniture, lighting fixtures, gates, or staircases? Share in the comments below. Or tell us what you do. We’d love to hear about it.



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