AspenIronworks

Putting the Art and Soul into Metalcrafting

Texas, United States · 14 Sales

AspenIronworks

Putting the Art and Soul into Metalcrafting

Texas, United States 14 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(3)

Announcement   Milton Wagner, our master craftsman, specializes in making Western & Steampunk art from recycled materials.

Our American made, hand-welded wrought iron ornamental art will create an elegant look that will compliment a rustic country cabin setting and the contemporary urban scene alike; a timeless element with charm for your living environment.

We can manufacture virtually any type of wrought iron accent or art. If you are looking for a specific product, please email us or fax a design that you are looking for, to get ideas, look through our website to get ideas what type of components you may can add to you design, or look through our projects gallery to see past projects.

We look forward to putting the Art and Soul into Metalcrafting for you!

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
― St. Francis of Assisi

Announcement

Milton Wagner, our master craftsman, specializes in making Western & Steampunk art from recycled materials.

Our American made, hand-welded wrought iron ornamental art will create an elegant look that will compliment a rustic country cabin setting and the contemporary urban scene alike; a timeless element with charm for your living environment.

We can manufacture virtually any type of wrought iron accent or art. If you are looking for a specific product, please email us or fax a design that you are looking for, to get ideas, look through our website to get ideas what type of components you may can add to you design, or look through our projects gallery to see past projects.

We look forward to putting the Art and Soul into Metalcrafting for you!

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
― St. Francis of Assisi

Milton Wagner

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Milton Wagner

Cowboy Cool Wedding or Garden Bench
US$500.00
12 Eco-friendly Forged Iron Napkin Rings
US$48.00
Cowboy's Cattle Drive
US$3,500.00
Vintage French Hérisson Bottle Drying Rack
US$1,100.00
Eco-friendly RIMS Home Brewing Rig
US$5,000.00
Special Order (Deposit) for Joelle P.
US$33,652.50
Bucking Bronc Sculpture
US$500.00
Frontier Justice
US$1,450.00
Rodeo Rendezvous Sculpture
US$500.00
Wild Horse Cowgirl Saloon
US$1,500.00
Cookie's Wagon Wheel Tailgate BBQ
US$250.00
Deadwood Saloon
US$2,500.00
John Wayne's Saddle Rack
US$650.00
20 Simply Elegant Candelabras
US$1,500.00
Savory Cowboy
US$50.00
Cowgirl Couture Table
US$925.00
Ace in the Hole
US$2,000.00
Simply Elegant Candelabra
US$85.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(3)
alishaohlert

alishaohlert on Feb 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

christmas gift -- they loved it. thanks

Anonymous on Jan 24, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Mar 8, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE IT!!!

Updates

Recycled iron wagon wheel special order. Love how it turned out!

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Special Order (Deposit) for Joelle P.
US$33,652.50

About

Preserving the Cowboy Way of Life Through Wrought Iron Art

I started Aspen Ironworks, an eco-friendly metal art studio 15 years ago because I wanted to work for myself & focus more on my art pieces.

I feel my work is unique for three main reasons. First, my cowboy knowledge is authentic. It's important to me that the story I tell is the right one. I've been in these situations I craft out of metal. I've been bucked off a bronco and know which part of the cowboy is last to touch the horse. I've roped cows and know the correct angle of the rope loop. My cowboys hold it at the right angle for roping a cow on the first try. I’ve been on top of the mountain when it's cold and freezing and the only thing you want is a cup of coffee around the campfire.

Secondly, I believe in doing lifetime work. I’m putting my name on each of these pieces & I want the people who buy my art to have something that will last them for generations to come. There are metal workers out there who just tack their pieces together and that irritates me. If you're going to do a true work of art, you need to craft it right
Thirdly, I believe in leaving a better world for my children and grandchildren than I had which is why 95% of the materials I use are recycled, reused, or eco-friendly. I gather used horseshoes from my farrier friends & old metal bits from local farmers and scrap metal shops. I even have a page on my website for local residents to schedule scrap metal pickups.

Every piece of my art has a unique story. For example, each mirror used on my bar scenes is a rearview mirror from a scrapped car or truck. My chuck wagon base is the bottom of an old broken rototiller. Recently I created a steampunk bug with ball bearings I had received when we replaced a steel ball mill in a gold mine. The ball bearings start out 8 inches in diameter and they roll around and crush up ore to extract the gold. By the time I got them, they had been worn down to about an inch across. I saw those and thought they would make great eyes.

Even though I’m retired from day to day ranching, I still get to play cowboy occasionally. Twice a year I head to Colorado. I help drive my son’s high-altitude grass-fed cattle up onto their mountain grazing lands in the spring and back down in the fall. Driving the cattle among the aspen trees inspires this old cowboy to come home and preserve that vanishing way of life through lasting sculptures.

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
~Francis of Assisi

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