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Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Reynolds-Alberta Museum
Metal Art Show and Sale

"Because Custom is Classic!"

September 16 and 17, 2017

2017 Call for Artists and Exhibitor Application

Metal artists from across Western Canada present and sell their work at this exceptional show.

More than 40 artists display and sell stunning jewelry, custom knives, chainmaille, steam punk, and sculptures; creations from sterling silver, copper and Damascus Steel. Donʼt miss this rare opportunity to own one-of-a-kind, hand crafted works of art!


Featured Artists 2017

Click on the artists below to learn more about each artist and see samples of their creations:

Cheryl Berkenbosch
Geff Blenkinsopp
Clare Broeksma
Irvin Brunas
Cristy Ferguson
Duncan and Esther Ferguson
Darby Grady
Roger Hatt
Andrea Haukedal
William Johnson
Susan Jones
Gerry Kievitt
Jason Leclair
Russel Lemke
Kristine MacDonald
Ray MacNeil
Candice Meyer
Matthew Rehman
Lyle Richards
Susanne Scheers
Les Short
Amy Skrocki
Ed Storch
Larry Strandquist
Jay West
Xiaojiang (Albert) Zhang

Geff Blenkinsopp (Eleri Creations)

Andrea Haukedal BlaisGeff is not a certified jeweler, but has taken silversmithing classes over the past few years. He has had a lifelong interest in natural history; elements of this are apparent in the botanical impressions and wildlife images found in his work. Many are taken directly from the plants and trees that he finds in his garden. Geff usually uses copper, because it can be treated and worked to give so many incredible textures and finishes. He also works in sterling silver and brass. Geff is currently making a variety of cuffs, bracelets, and just pretty ornaments.  View artwork...

 

 

 

 

 

Duncan and Esther Ferguson (Metal Work by Duncan)

Duncan and Esther FergusonBoth retired and in search of a new beginning, Duncan and Esther Ferguson are a husband and wife team. CNC plasma machines always fascinated Duncan, so he built his own CNC plasma table, then after a few months he did some more research on powder coating and built a powder coating oven. For a few months Esther was not involved until Duncan asked her if she thought she could do some of the design work. Esther did her research, tried her hand at the design part and with much practice she was able to create their artwork. They are both not only still learning and creating many different types of art pieces for their customers, but also enjoying their new career. It is their third time to the Metal Art Show and Sale. View artwork...

 

Roger Hatt (Hatt Custom Knives)

Roger Hatt
Roger Hatt began making knives in the mid 90s and became a full-time hobbyist in 2000. He makes a wide range of knives from miniatures to large bowies and fighters; his favourite knives to make are daggers and folders.

Most of his user blades are made of RWL34, a Swedish powder metallurgy steel that is very durable and easy to work with. His high-end knives are made of exotic materials like mammoth ivory, mother of pearl and oosic.

Recently, he began learning how to make Damascus steel and has enjoyed the challenge of discovering various patterns and techniques.

He enjoys meeting like-minded individuals at shows and symposiums. View artwork...

 

Andrea Haukedal

Dan HudonFor many years Andrea Haukedal has been creating jewelry and teaching silversmithing. She uses such techniques as fabrication, casting, riveting, forging, roll printing, enameling, etching… The list goes on! She uses sterling silver, copper and gold as her elements and embellishes with natural stones and found objects. This is her passion. Please enjoy!     View artwork...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russel Lemke (Rushizle Metal Resurrection)

Gerry KievitBorn in Cameroon, West Africa, Russel Lemke is the son of a doctor whose only modes of transportation were by motorcycle, Land Rover, and Volkswagens. These helped fuel the lifelong love affair with machines. His first trip home from the village hospital was in a 1960 Beetle. From there, he was on the bike with his Pa as soon as he could grip onto the bar.

With no formal post-secondary art training Russel credits his grandfather, Gustav Semler, for his artistic abilities. Now a proud Canadian and a journeyman heavy duty mechanic, Russ is happy to be able to use his skills obtained through a lifetime of learning to create his vision of art. View artwork...

 

 

 

 

Matthew Rehman (Matt Rehman Knives)

Matthew RehmanMatthew is a classically trained cook with both his Red Seal and CCC qualifications in that trade. He is presently a third year apprentice Refrigeration, Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic. Matthew started making knives for wood carving 5 years ago, and then began making hunting and kitchen knives. He works primarily in carbon steel including 1084, 1095, O1 and W2, but he does make some blades from stainless steel as well. Matthew does all his own heat treating. He also does all his own leatherwork when it comes to knife sheaths including the tooling and the hand stitching. View artwork...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Jay West

Jay WestJay and his wife Darlene currently reside in Spruce Grove, Alberta. Jay has been making things with his hands for over 50 years since taking industrial arts in high school. His father made his own knives and did rawhide work. His mother tooled leather. Jay had the good fortune to have been mentored in the knifemaking craft by Clare Broeksma who has helped him in many ways and taught him much of what he knows. Darlene does his photography. Jay is retired after 26 years as a federal parole officer and is now a full time knifemaker. View artwork...

 

 

 

 

 

Last reviewed/revised: May 2, 2017