June 1st we open our doors at our new location in Downtown Portland at 318 SW Taylor Street. Because of the move to this bigger space, we will also be welcoming 13 more artists into our co-op (and counting!). Here is more about a one of these exciting new members:
Tom Jackson developed an interest in metal and mechanical work when he was a boy. For many years, he worked as an auto and equipment mechanic. After obtaining an education in automotive and manufacturing technology, he put his fabrication skills to use in 2011 with his new fascination in metal art.
He has combined his love of metal and nature into unique metal artwork. His continued quest for knowledge and attention to detail brings on a new evolution of art regularly.
His artwork integrates art and technology. CAD designs are created by Tom, cut from metal and then artistically formed, shaped and colored to create each unique piece. His belief in using many types of equipment available from old-school to CNC CAD design allows him to produce extremely detailed and precise hand-made art.
Tom’s work is usually colored in primary forms consisting of heat treating and application of natural metal colors. He enjoys working with a variety of metals including steel, brass and copper.
Come visit us in June to see some of Tom's metal sculptures in person!