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Debra Montgomery
  • Squaw Valley, CA
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Erica Rodriguez Sep 15, 2010.

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Debra Montgomery Mar 9, 2010.

Artful Business - POSITION YOUR BUSINESS FOR SUCCESS..... (article from Sculptural Pursuit Mag.)
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Debra Montgomery Jan 2, 2010.


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I am a welder by trade, having changed careers in 2000. I anticipated pursuing a very practical blue collar career when I went back to school. In discovering the aesthetic versus functional aspects of metal along the way, it has proven to be an unexpected and fascinating detour in my vocational path.

Working primarily in welded steel and the copper forming techniques of repousse and chasing, I value the potential for expressiveness and texture in my work. An integral part of my style is accuracy and tangibility. When people see my work, I want them be inclined to reach out and touch it.

I do not always have a set plan when I start creating a piece. Of course there are mathematical formulas to calculate factors such as proportions and scale. Other times, the metal surface can, in essence, take on a life of its own, with the shadows from the lights hinting where the next hammer hit should be. A good part of my passion for and the challenge I get out of my work is driven by my finding the way to the end result.

I take great pleasure in utilizing traditional metalsmithing techniques, bringing into fruition, detail-oriented two and three dimensional art that would be considered non-traditional in nature.

As I continue to hone my skills as an artisan, I hope to develop my portfolio into a diverse and extraordinary collection of work that one would not expect to be constructed out of metal.


August 2000 – November 2002
Fresno City College
Welding Technology

November 2005
High Relief Repousse / Chasing Techniques
Sierra Forge & Fire Blacksmithing School
Instructor: Heather McLarty -

I have posted a number of pictures of more of the artsy type work I have done on this web site. However, you can go to either of our business web sites to see a bigger portfolio of my art work as well as the residential metal work my husband and I do through our other business.


Debra Montgomery FINE METAL SCULPTURE Blog Spot - Here you will find information on anything from art happenings to website enhancement -

The Metal Shoppe -

The Metal Shoppe is a licensed contractor.


American Craft Council
Metal Arts Society of Southern California
Metal Art Guild
Fresno Arts Council
Artist-Blacksmith Association of North America
California Blacksmith Association
Arts Specialty:
Conceptual and realistic metal sculpture, repousse and chasing, artistic metal enameling
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I have been consulting with an art marketing specialist and today, my art business was featured:  

ABI ARTIST PROFILE:  Debra Montgomery 

I would recommend Carolyn Edlund / Art Business Institute / Artsy Shark for anyone wanting to discuss marketing and business options.  She has been a real help.

Posted on July 10, 2015 at 3:24pm — 1 Comment


Debra Montgomery Fine Metal Sculpture

Formerly known as A Copper Rose Metal Art.


October 2014: I am making some transitional changes in my life including my focus in my business. My goal is to change things to a more professional feel. I am discontinuing my old logo and heading toward a more appropriate professionally creative atmosphere. Due to these changes…


Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:20pm


Okay, the dates and everything are final - below is a link for the brochure/symposium registration form. Sounds like it will be a great time.


Posted on June 25, 2010 at 5:35pm — 2 Comments

E-Book and Logo!

Yey! I just finished writing my Beginning Repousse Techniques e-book and getting ready to do the final proof! Should be up and running, ready to sell by tonight! The next thing is my logo and "apparel" - am supposed to have the art back from the artist by the end of the month and then off to the screen printers! T-shirts and tank tops for the summer, sweatshirts/hoodies by the Fall - VERY EXCITED about all this!

Posted on March 20, 2010 at 5:27pm

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At 4:21pm on June 23, 2010, Fresno Arts Council said…
hi Debra please send me your email & mailing address to: so we can you to our ArtHop mailing list and send you artists/ArtHop invitations and art info. Your work is fabulous!! Thanks Maria
At 5:09pm on March 30, 2010, Rosemary Nightingale said…
Wreath-making workshop on May 1 and June 12 ... just in case you were still interested. Best to contact me -
Thanks, R
At 7:20am on March 10, 2010, Laura West said…
We are still here. Eric is taking a night class at city, but is still available and definately would enjoy the work!
At 9:29pm on February 6, 2010, Laura West said…
Hi there! Was wondering what happened to you guys? Did you finish the commission you needed help with? Cheers - L
At 11:14am on December 31, 2009, Rattananan Karninsee said…
Happy New Year, Debra!
At 1:05pm on November 16, 2009, Gerard Jessurun said…
Hey Debra, Thanks. Yeah, I was a member already but I got 'phished' on my old email account and therefore could not respond to stuff or to change my old profile around.
At 12:30pm on November 3, 2009, Mirko Sevic said…
Dear Debra!
Thank you very much for your opinion. I have seen your web site with excellent art works.
Best regard.
At 6:53am on November 2, 2009, Laura West said…
Hi there! Are you guys getting close to needing help on the commission? Also we should get togther for dinner soon.
At 11:28am on September 4, 2009, Christina R Martinez said…
Thanks for the comment on my drawing/digital alteration. I really appreciate it!
At 9:54am on August 23, 2009, Laura West said…
I would love to have you work for me however I can ony hire federal work study or calgrant folks. If you qualify let me know.

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