Jeff’s early interests were in drawing and painting, but once he began his studies in three dimensional work, he realized sculpture is his true calling. Jeff practiced glass blowing and metalsmithing, but immersed himself in steel sculpture. The first sculptures in Jeff’s portfolio were made from found objects. He constructed figurative pieces by turning everyday objects into new and exciting shapes. After taking courses in blacksmithing and foundry arts, Jeff decided that affecting raw material was his preferred technique.
Since graduating from SIUE, Jeff has worked at various forging and custom fabrication shops. His work has been displayed in high profile St. Louis treasures such as Shaw’s Garden and The Mills Mall. One can also see Jeff’s sculpting and fabrication work at the City Museum where Jeff spent five years under the direction of Bob Cassilly.
Jeff Sickles is the owner-operator of Sickles Metal Arts, which is located in downtown St. Louis. Sickles Metal Arts specializes in sculpture, ornamental iron, and custom steel fabrication. Jeff uses his love of fine art and sculpture to create one-of-a-kind gates, hand railings, home furnishings, and he also works with structural iron and is available for full commercial renovations. Sickles Metal Arts has the capabilities to design and fabricate most custom steel products.
Although Jeff’s expertise is steel fabrication, he incorporates masonry, carpentry and other media used in commercial and residential construction as well. Jeff’s unique talents and skills ensure his final product is built with the precision of a craftsman and the eye of an artist.
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