Wrought Iron Arts

Blacksmith, Welding, and Plasma Metal Art Classes

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LARGO (FOX 13) – June 4, 2014

Charley spends the morning with a blacksmith at Wrought Iron Arts in Largo.

The art studio sells landscape art sculptures, and also offers classes that teach the art of blacksmithing.

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Tampa Bay Times newspaper article on Wrought Iron Arts:

http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/article790061.ece

Largo artist Robert Alan Buck works magic with metal

Atoyia Deans, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Sunday, August 31, 2008

Robert Alan Buck, right, is a direct metal artist, a technique that works directly with the metal instead of using molds. He works out of his studio in Largo where he incorporates the influences of Julio Gonzales and Pablo Picasso. He has been commissioned to create furniture, free-standing art forms, and architectural pieces such as gates. It can take several weeks to complete a project because of the care and attention to detail in his work. He is currently working on an abstract architectural piece he calls Yin Yang, a 10-foot-tall voluptuous woman titled Venus de Largo as well as a sculpture called Beltane. He wants his work to inspire other artists to come together, forming an artist colony in downtown Largo. “I hope that being here and inviting passersby into my studio to watch me work and discuss art, will promote art awareness in the area and that other artists will locate to this area as well. This historic downtown area of Largo has been redeveloped with a pedestrian friendly retail design which is very conducive to art studios and galleries.” Buck also teaches blacksmith/metal arts classes. Information about the classes and his artwork can be found on his Web site http://www.wroughtironarts.wordpress.com or by calling (727) 588-1315.

[Last modified: Aug 31, 2008 06:36 PM]

Copyright 2008 Tampa Bay Times

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2 Comments

  1. Jeff Dunn

    I just finished Rob Buck’s introductory class: ‘the Art of Blacksmithing’ Rob is an amazing teacher. My three friends and I really enjoyed our learning, working in the smithy, and creating cool iron works of art. Thank you Rob! I/we highly reccomend taking your class to anyone interested in learning about this ancient art & trade. We definitely will be back! best, Jeff & friends, Gainesville/Ocala, Florida

    • Robert Buck

      Thank you Jeff, Alina, Rich, and Maggie. It was a pleasure teaching all of you! I’m looking forward seeing all of you here again at Wrought Iron Arts!

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