Don Drumm credits his creative interests to his heritage. The grandson of a blacksmith and the son of a welder/mechanic, Drumm considers himself a third generation metal worker. He has explored the use of machinery and technology as well as all-weathering steel, pewter, cement, and more to create fine art. In 1958, Drumm pioneered the use of cast aluminum as an artistic medium.
Born in Warren Ohio, in 1935, Don Drumm left two years of pre-med studies at Hiram College to pursue a career in Fine Arts at Kent State University. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master’s degree.
Drumm’s artwork enhances the environments of private homes, public parks, businesses, learning institutions, museums, and city skylines throughout the United States. Corporate commissions have taken his artwork to every continent and is represented in over 200 galleries across the United States and Canada, as well as many private collections. Together with his wife Lisa, Don happily calls Akron home and spends most waking hours at the galleries on Crouse Street.
Greg Hessel has spent years developing the techniques and tools that allow him to hand forge copper. Hand forging of copper involves enormous amounts of heat and hammering. Greg has combined techniques from the jewelry and wrought iron traditions to develop organic designs with high refinement. Each piece is hand forged in Greg’s studio north of San Francisco.
Tara Mackintosh and Cameron Tucker work together creating each piece in their studio in their Pennsylvania home. Tara received a BFA in enameling at the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA in metalsmithing at Arizona State University. Cameron began with his BFA in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art and received his MFA in painting from Cranbrook.
Their talents are uniquely suited to work in enamel…skill in metalsmithing and an extraordinary painterly approach to the application of enamel makes for a beautiful marriage by this husband and wife team.