Tim Shoemaker, Metal Sculpturist

IMG_0005I found Tim Shoemaker through a mutual friend – she knew I liked dragons and she shared a picture of Tim’s dragon sculptures with me. I am now the proud owner of two metal dragon sculptures.

Tim Shoemaker grew up in Sterling Heights, Michigan, the fourth of five boys. He is now married with two grown children, a married daughter who lives nearby and a boy who works and goes to college.

Welding is his business, and Tim’s foray into creating metal sculptures “seemed to make sense.” Tim is especially proud of his Bald Eagle, Rooster, Lionfish, and the Horse.10525703_10203653081441550_5008572376896355533_n-2

Originally working out of a rented commercial space, Tim now has a shop at his home. He hand forms, cuts, shapes, grinds, and MIG welds his pieces. He is inspired by nature.

(MIG welding is a process in which an electric arc forms between a consumable wire electrode and the metal work piece that heats the pieces causing them to melt and adhere.)

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11165127_1021136917920101_6816914233529938790_oTim Shoemaker was born in Detroit. He began drawing at an early age –   always “doodling” – and dreamed of one day becoming an artist. Throughout his childhood, art class was his favorite subject in school. As he got into his teenage years, his interest turned in the direction of shopwork, metal, and welding. After high school, Tim served a three-year term in the U. S. Army. Since then he has worked in many areas of construction and maintenance. In 1999, he decided to go into business on his own, and started running a portable welding service. Now Tim has a shop where he combines his natural artistic talent with his welding and metalsmithing skills. He creates unique pieces of ornamental ironwork and welded metal sculptures.

Find more of Tim’s fabulous metal sculptures on his Facebook page.

You can contact Tim at tim@eclipseweld.com.

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19 responses to “Tim Shoemaker, Metal Sculpturist

  1. Fascinating work – reminds me of the fine tinsmiths of Mexico….

  2. Very nice work Karen.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  3. This guy is a real talent. Thanks for sharing his work!

  4. Wow. Wow. Wow. Fantastic artistry. These are not just metal sculptures. With a blink of my eye, they appear ready to come alive. Thanks for sharing. ❤

  5. This is marvelous work, Karen! Thanks so much for sharing this talented artist with us.

  6. Audrey Keith

    Wow! What fascinating pieces, and excellent workmanship. Thanks for sharing.

  7. karenrsanderson

    The set of dragons at the bottom of the post are MINE! They hang in my living room. And at night I up-light for that effect. I think Tim does great work. And I love my set of dragons.

  8. Tim

    I have an announcement to make – Tonight is the beginning of shark week on Discovery. I get inspired to make sharks during shark week…. stay tuned

    • karenrsanderson

      Cool, Tim. Would love to see what you create this week. I could do another blog post of just sharks.

  9. I love how you’ve introduced your readers/followers to this amazing metal sculpturist. Beautiful work!

    • karenrsanderson

      Thanks, Pamela. I like to share when I find an artist (or photographer or designer or illustrator) that I think my friends and followers would like as well.

  10. I WANT THAT HORSE *drools* — love his work

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