by Julie and Ken Giradini
Julie and Ken Giradini are a husband and wife design team and have been working with metal since 1990. We have had the good fortune to participate in some of the finest juried craft shows over those years. We strongly feel that objects that people interact with daily need to be well designed and functional in addition to being beautiful.
Our primary medium is cold finished steel that has been cut, welded, ground and finally coated with a lacquer finish to protect the surface.
We are self taught in all aspects of our metal work. We explore daily with different finishing techniques. Grinding, polishing, patination of metals to achieve a light reflective and alluring surface. Ken welds using a TIG welder. We have various tools to cut metal including a Plasma Torch. This is a hand held device that allows for artistic expression. After all, we are artist's in the end.
We choose to make a living by making what our minds imagine.