Fresh Perspectives in Metal
Metals became a focal point in my life when, at the age of thirteen, I began exploring the art and craft of jewelry. By nineteen, the desire for self-sufficiency drove me to tool making and the vastness of ferrous metals. This quickly led to full-time concentration on larger scale functional, decorative and sculptural forms.
In terms of aesthetics, I appreciate and utilize the inevitable fingerprint of the maker. The direct process of forging allows for an improvisational quality to exist in a seemingly rigid substance. The surfaces reflect a very personal story. There are indications of skill level, aesthetic choices, and nuances of the tools used. With each new piece, I explore and exploit these properties.
In 2002, I opened Tyler Studios Limited to pursue my personal vision. I work directly with private, commercial, and public clients, as well as through their designers and contractors.
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Photo credit to George Lottermoser will be indicated by the initials GL. Photos credited to Seth Tyler are not individually labeled.