name is Bill Roberts, I live and work in Central Florida.
own/operate Custom Design Metal Arts in Ocala. I've been doing
decorative metalwork for over 35 years. Starting this metalsmithing
journey in 1984 as a jeweler
one of a kind pieces using the lost wax casting process.
With a jewelers eye for detail, and finding myself drawn to
other metals, in 1989.
I began my apprenticeship, with Klahm and
Sons, an internationally renown ornamental metalsmithing firm
that specialized in architectural metalwork, of the highest
I was introduced to larger scale
Then the seed was planted that motivated me to learn the forge
and fabrication approach to metalwork.
Fireplace Tools featured in
December 2009 issue of
This Old House magazine
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Bill Roberts - Ornamental
Metalsmith and his artwork have been featured in selected
magazines, including This Old House, The Crafts Report, Ocala
Style Magazine, Ocala Magazine and the Metal Artist Forum -
MAF Newsletter, among others. Please visit the
to read the articles.