Hello! We are Joanna & Marian Klein, a duo husband and wife metal artist team from Calgary, Alberta. We design and make whimsical, decorative and ornamental art pieces for the home and garden.
In our designs, we combine steel, copper, stone, wood, glass and minerals. I (Joanna) use my background in drafting, architecture and painting to design and create custom art. My husband and business partner uses his structural and welding skills to craft unusual one-of-a-kind pieces.
In the late 1980s, we both began making candleholders and custom wrought iron lamps using hand made rice paper. Over the years our work progressed. Custom gates and fences, railings, furniture, arbours, gazebos, indoor and outdoor sculptures... the sky is the limit.
We both travel extensively to market our work at art shows and exhibits.
We can find our new inspirations and ideas in cultures throughout the world.
In each design, we try to make as unique and individual each piece as possible. Pieces of metal are cut, grinded, polished and welded by hand, bringing home the work of hand made products made here in Canada.
Some irregularities are normal and expected. It gives each piece more depth and character. Many of the decorations are covered with protective finishes(powder coating)- some are enhanced with special paints and patinas or left untouched to develop their natural rusty look over the years.
Mother Nature is hard on any surface - occasional maintenance is always recommended. If you don't like rust- a use of clear lacquer will give you some protection from the outside elements.
Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to seeing and hearing from you very soon!