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22-14 40th Avenue, 3rd Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101
USA

(718) 707-9655

 Michael Daniel has been working professionally as a metal artist since 1993.

 

Michael designs and fabricates metal work for the trade, retail buyers and individuals. He works with architects and interior designers to create pieces that range from large-scale installations to decoration and furniture for residences and stores and other businesses.

 

Michael has also created metal furnishings and sculpture for several restaurants, such as Gramercy Tavern, Craft, Hearth, Insieme and Terroir. He has also created metal work for various retailers, companies and institutions ranging from Kenneth Cole to Pace University. 

 

Michael also offers beginning welding and metal sculpting classes in his studio in Queens, New York City.

 

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Metal Sculpting Playdates

Michael Daniel

I've been bringing Silas to my studio since he was a toddler and letting him sculpt and build with scraps of steel and wood.  Now that he's in primary school, he has started bringing his friends over to the studio for playdates. 

I give the boys a box of scrap metal pieces and leftover parts and supplies and let them pull out pieces that they want to use for their own sculpture. I always place a piece on the table for each boy and ask him to work on building his sculpture around it. This gives the boys a focal point so that there's no frustration in how to begin.

After the boys have decided on their design and show me how they want the pieces assembled, I weld everything together for them. 

It's never too early to introduce kids to design in different mediums (no offense to Legos).

Silas and Jakob

Silas and Jakob

Silas and Jakob with welding helmets

Silas and Jakob with welding helmets

Silas' sculpture

Silas' sculpture

Jakob's sculpture

Jakob's sculpture

Silas and Adrien

Silas and Adrien