Hand-Forged Metal Art created in Southern California

The key elements of my sculptural metalwork are tension and balance.
I make the work unique with an organic form that is achieved
by hand-forging the steel, polishing and buffing by hand.

 

 

Works

LowFloorLamp001
18.25" X 9" X 9" 2019
Steel legs hand-forged and polished. Wood turning shades and socket.
$2,000

LowFloorLamp001
18.25" X 9" X 9" 2019
Steel legs hand-forged and polished. Wood turning shades and socket.
$2,000

LowFloorLamp001
18.25" X 9" X 9" 2019
Steel legs hand-forged and polished. Wood turning shades and socket.
$2,000

Sculpture 005
24" X 20" X 15" 2019
Hand-forged and polished steel. Wood turning stand. $1,350

Sculpture 005
24" X 20" X 15" 2019
Hand-forged and polished steel. Wood turning stand.
$1,350

Sculpture 005
24" X 20" X 15" 2019
Hand-forged and polished steel. Wood turning stand.
$1,350

Table Lamp 003
24" X 4" X 21" 2019
Steel spine hand-forged and polished.
Wood turning lamp shade socket and stand.
$950

Table Lamp 003
24" X 4" X 21" 2019
Steel spine hand-forged and polished.
Wood turning lamp shade socket and stand.
$950

Table Lamp 003
24" X 4" X 21" 2019
Steel spine hand-forged and polished.
Wood turning lamp shade socket and stand.
$950

Coffee Dripper 001
11" x 5.5" x 5.5" 2018
Steel legs hand-forged and polished.
Ceramic drip cone brewer hand-thrown.
Wood turning joint.
$1,350

Coffee Dripper 001
11" x 5.5" x 5.5" 2018
Steel legs hand-forged and polished.
Ceramic drip cone brewer hand-thrown.
Wood turning joint.
$1,350

Coffee Dripper 001
11" x 5.5" x 5.5" 2018
Steel legs hand-forged and polished.
Ceramic drip cone brewer hand-thrown.
Wood turning joint.
$1,350

Balance Vase 001
18 X 16" X 2.75" 2019
Hand-forged and polished Stainless steel.
Wood turning stand.
$750

Balance Vase 001
18 X 16" X 2.75" 2019
Hand-forged and polished Stainless steel.
Wood turning stand.
$750

Balance Vase 001
18 X 16" X 2.75" 2019
Hand-forged and polished Stainless steel.
Wood turning stand.
$750

Sculpture 001 5.5" X 12" X 1.6" 2018
Hand-forged and polished steel. Wood stand. $380

Sculpture 001
5.5" X 12" X 1.6" 2018 Hand-forged and polished steel. Wood stand. $380

Sculpture 001
5.5" X 12" X 1.6" 2018 Hand-forged and polished steel. Wood stand. $380

Sculpture 003
19" X 2.5" X 4" 2018
Hand-forged and polished steel.
Wood stand.
$ 750

Sculpture 003
19" X 2.5" X 4" 2018
Hand-forged and polished steel.
Wood stand.
$ 750

Sculpture 003
19" X 2.5" X 4" 2018
Hand-forged and polished steel.
Wood stand.
$ 750

Stainless steel necklace No.022
Stainless steel pendant hand-forged and polished.
Come with Sterling silver wire.
$229

Stainless steel necklace No.022
Stainless steel pendant hand-forged and polished. Come with Sterling silver wire.
$229

Stainless steel necklace No.022
Stainless steel pendant hand-forged and polished. Come with Sterling silver wire.
$229

Sculpture 002
14.8" X 8" X 1.5" 2018
Hand-forged and polished steel.
Wood turning stand.
Sold: This piece is sold by special order.
Please contact me.

Sculpture 002
14.8" X 8" X 1.5" 2018
Hand-forged and polished steel.
Wood turning stand.
Sold: This piece is sold by special order.
Please contact me.

Sculpture 002
14.8" X 8" X 1.5" 2018
Hand-forged and polished steel.
Wood turning stand.
Sold: This piece is sold by special order. Please contact me.

Table Lamp 001
17" X 4" X 12" 2018
Steel spine and legs hand-forged and polished.
Ceramic lamp shade hand-thrown. Wood turning joint.
Sold: This piece is sold by special order.
Please contact me.

Table Lamp 001
17" X 4" X 12" 2018
Steel spine and legs hand-forged and polished.
Ceramic lamp shade hand-thrown. Wood turning joint.
Sold: This piece is sold by special order.
Please contact me.

Table Lamp 001
17" X 4" X 12" 2018
Steel spine and legs hand-forged and polished.
Ceramic lamp shade hand-thrown.
Wood turning joint.
Sold: This piece is sold by special order.
Please contact me.

Table Lamp 002
23" X 6" X 20" 2018
Steel spine hand-forged and polished.
Ceramic lamp shade
hand-thrown.
Wood turning
stand.
Sold:
This piece is
sold by
special order.
Please contact me.

Table Lamp 002
23" X 6" X 20" 2018
Steel spine hand-forged and polished.
Ceramic lamp shade hand-thrown. Wood turning stand.
Sold: This piece is sold by special order. Please contact me.

Table Lamp 002
23" X 6" X 20" 2018
Steel spine hand-forged and polished.
Ceramic lamp shade hand-thrown.
Wood turning stand.
Sold: This piece is sold by special order. Please contact me.

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ABOUT

Ken Sugimoto’s work is sculptural metalwork. He makes it unique with an organic form that is achieved by hand-forging the steel. He starts by heating the steel in a forge. He then create a form that is inherently organic by hammering the forged steel by hand. The key elements of his work are tension and balance.

The characteristics of stainless steel and mild steel tend to unlock his imagination whenever he works with them. The characteristics of these steels lead him to extreme, dynamic, and streamlined shapes. Polishing and buffing the dynamic metal geometries carefully and repeatedly yield glossy surfaces that compliment and enhance the already dynamic form of each creation.

His experience as an industrial designer has allowed him to fortify his knowledge of metal as a material. He has always wanted to create one-of-a-kind pieces as an antithesis of mass-production.

He was born and raised in Japan, and he studied design in Tokyo. He has over 20 years of experience as a product designer in both Japan and the United States, and now work as a full-time artist.

He moved to the United States in 2005, where he met the world of metal arts while working as an industrial designer. He then joined a year-long program in Los Angeles to learn blacksmithing. Since then he have been willfully laboring in the world of metal art by both exploring and challenging his artistic abilities and limits in the creative confines of his studio.

SHOW SCHEDULE

 2020
Laguna Festival of Art
Laguna Beach CA
Cancelled

Spring 2020
BH Art Show
Beverly Hills CA
Cancelled

December 17, 2019-January 18, 2020
Open LA
TAG Gallery Los Angeles CA

October 19-20, 2019
BH Art Show
Beverly Hills CA

July 5-August 31, 2019
Laguna Festival of Art
Laguna Beach CA

July 26-28, 2019
Bellevue Arts Museum Artsfair
Bellevue WA

June 20-23, 2019
Utah Arts Festival
Salt Lake City UT

 

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