Hans Early-Nelson

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Artist Statement:

I am a metalsmith specializing in custom metal fabricating, blacksmithing and jewelry. I wake up every morning breathing ideas in metal. Its such great stuff! I wouldn't have named my new son, Eisen, german for "Iron" if I wasn't sure he'd grow up a blacksmith just like me and love metal like me. No pressure of course, I will let him do whatever he wants. I pride myself in working with clients to create unique functional art pieces, objects and furniture that can stand alone and make a statement as well as accompany their surroundings to improve the current atmosphere. This can apply to furniture, jewelry and sculpture all the same. When possible I employ the use of recycled materials and resources to create my custom projects. I feel this is a vital component in creating original work and in many ways contributes to a more unique creation with built in history.