Founded in 1993 by Chip VanPelt, Art Metal Studios earned the reputation for producing metal artwork of the very highest quality and workmanship available. Utilizing timeless old world techniques such as hot-forging and repousse’, as well as the technology available to the modern metalworker, he crafted raw materials such as steel, aluminum and bronze into works of metal art.

Pieces ranged from purely artistic sculptural items, to functional decorative and architectural, all produced with exceptional attention to detail. He continues to excel in the design and manufacture of authentic decorative period metalwork. Chip has studied the works of the master blacksmiths of the past and proudly upholds the ancient craft and its rich heritage, as he forges new designs and  techniques for the future.

His objective is to continue to  provide each client with the perfect addition to their project, on budget and on time….every time. For 29 years Art Metal Studios enjoyed great success as an architectural metal company and that tradition continues.



As of 2022, Chip scaled back his operations to “by commission only,” in order to provide only the finest sculptural metal artwork that can possibly be created.

He continues to specialize in hot-forged aluminum products for maintenance-free exterior applications. He works with a number of other metals to achieve the desired effects. Finishes include a wide variety of painted faux finishes, as well as solid colors in painted or powder-coat. 

Art Metal Studios is your complete resource for Distinctive Metal Artwork. Please contact Chip to discuss commissioning a project.

You can see examples and progress of our current work on our Facebook page