2ndChanceMetalArt

Metal sculpture/metal art/custom fabrication

Andover, Massachusetts · 888 Sales

2ndChanceMetalArt

Metal sculpture/metal art/custom fabrication

Andover, Massachusetts 888 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(195)

Announcement   Commissions are welcome and encouraged.

Contact us for orders outside the US and we will make a separate listing for you.

***Wholesale Pricing available on orders totaling $250 or more on marked items. Eligible items are marked at the bottom of the listing description***

Follow us on Instagram for sneak peeks of upcoming projects!

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 9, 2017

Commissions are welcome and encouraged.

Contact us for orders outside the US and we will make a separate listing for you.

***Wholesale Pricing available on orders totaling $250 or more on marked items. Eligible items are marked at the bottom of the listing description***

Follow us on Instagram for sneak peeks of upcoming projects!

Eric Harty

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Eric Harty

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(195)
Barbara Mericle

Barbara Mericle on Aug 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These are gorgeous, beautiful craftsmanship! The only problem I have is trying to decide where to place them. Think they will live in planters on my deck so I can see them more often, although they look great in the pots on my front porch. Great gift for a gardening friend.

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About

Metal Sculpture and Custom Fabrication

2nd Chance Metal Art is the brainchild of artist and metal fabricator Eric Harty. Following his lifelong love for creating unique and unusual pieces, he traded in his pen and sketchpad for a torch and welder and forged what has become an eclectic collection of work.

Just as drawing was second nature to Mr. Harty, he discovered the same symbiotic relationship with welding and metal forming. Often times he locks himself in the shop for days on end -completely submerging himself in a project. At times such as these, one can count on the end result being something very special and unique. Most often his work has an organic feel to it which is clearly seen in the larger works studding his ever growing repertoire. Yet he is in no way limited to any one given style and can craft 3 dimensional geometric patterns with just as much flair and ease. He often describes his process as, "drawing with fire" and upon viewing his works, it is very evident he has mastered his technique.

Beginning with recycled and re-purposed jewelry and continuing on to large, illuminated custom sculptures for clients, Mr. Harty has secured a coveted place in the art community and has developed an international following through sales and social media.

Eric first discovered welding as an art form while on an altogether different quest to find a satisfactory career path. It happened while interning at a friend’s auto body shop, when welding a badly corroded muffler was the order of the day. “It was like a light switch went off in my head”, he said “I don’t want to fix cars, I want to make crazy things. I need to learn how to do this.”
On that day a seed was planted and Eric threw himself into research, gathering as much information and equipment/skill as he could lay his hands on. With time and practice he soon discovered that the dying art of oxygen/acetylene welding was his true calling, though admittedly he uses other processes nearly as often. When asked what he thought the one thing about himself as a person made him so passionate about his craft, he replied “When I was a kid all the male role models in my life would tease me, saying that I was a fire bug and a pyromaniac because I would dawdle by the fire for hours at a time. The funny thing is, it turns out they were right.”

Mr. Harty's attention to detail, willingness to work with clients and propensity for pushing creative boundaries leave his audience wanting more.

2nd Chance Metal Art's sites may be viewed at :
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  • Eric Harty

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Last updated on September 10, 2016
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Shipping
We ship most things first class mail. Some of the bigger items have to go out via UPS due to the size and weight limitations. For custom pieces, we will be communicating throughout the process and can discuss other shipping methods if needed.
Refunds and Exchanges
returns accepted within 14 days of sale. Buyer pays shipping.