Mickey first started working with sheet metal when he completed a 4 year apprenticeship in sheet metal building trades. He then spent time working on high rise building’s interiors and exteriors, including roofs. He then trained as a installer and fabricator working with light and heavy Gage metal, moving on from there as a welder and layout man in a production shop.
When he left commercial building trades he joined the marine ship building trades where he worked on submarines and a varied assortment of surface craft, both large and small. Overall, Mickey has enjoyed over 40 year in metal trades. Now retired he pursues his love of metal-working.
All of his metalwork’s are handmade. No molds are used. All works are cut out from a flat sheet of metal, hand hammered and formed over an anvil using many special and custom tools. Each work is one of a kind, out of aluminum, copper and mild steel. Inspired by nature and in particular, his love of the sea and all it’s life forms, most of his pieces are aquatic themed, but he also creates abstract forms and enjoys working with clients, one on one, to create unique and custom projects.
When asked which is his best work the answer is always… “The next one.”
“All my work is handmade, no molds, so each piece is different and unique. My goal is to create art that, in a small way, emulates the beauty of nature”.