Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Working the Shows Wednesday - Stainless Steel Sculptures

This past weekend we attended the 33rd Annual Dundalk Heritage Fair in northeastern Baltimore County, Maryland.

Finally, something new and different at a craft show!! Not only that, it is genuinely original, handmade work and created by a really nice person who was great to chat with.
Check out these fantastic stainless steel sculptures by Bill Elliott:




Bill’s display was easily visible from the street as we approached the entrance gate and caught my attention immediately.








When I got the chance to stop and talk with him about his work, I learned this was the first time he’d shown at a craft show though he has been doing these sculptures for awhile




Bill’s from one of our local waterfront communities and I can just picture these dolphins or crabs in someone’s yard, either waterfront or street side to welcome guests arriving by car or boat!





For those who are looking for something just a little smaller, you can get a yard crab. Anybody can have a watchdog but only a few are brave enough to guard their walkway with a giant crab!






Looking for something more practical? Check out these mailboxes. Large, roomy and sturdy, the barn will hold all your fan mail and Etsy envelopes!




Bill enjoys his work and knows your favorite football fanatic will really love this football helmet style mailbox mounted on a goal post!







Stainless steel is definitely not your run-of-the-mill (No pun intended.) medium to work with and takes a lot of skill and practice.It is an expensive material to work with but leaves you with an impressive, weather-worthy sculpture. I hope to bring you a more detailed interview with
Bill as one of my featured artists in the near future.

This last photo is of Bill's lighthouse sculpture. Unfortunately, I cut the top off when i took the pic! (How embarrassing!)


I’m sure Bill would love to discuss any custom requests you may have. At this point in time, he does not have a website but can be contacted by e-mail at: Elliottfamily00 at comcast dot net.

Or you can drop me a note with a contact number or e-mail address for Bill to get back to you.

5 comments:

mary jane said...

so cool! i love the yard crab!
xo
mj

Beth said...

Really cool stuff! I see why you were so excited :)

Hollyrocks said...

Those are so cool! Metal sculptures have always caught my eye. I especially love the crab.

readingsully2 said...

Wow...neat stuff.

The Great Ethan Allen said...

very nice!