Metalwork

Donald's Innovations and Repairs

About the artist
As a blacksmith fabricator and consultant, I solve metalwork, mechanical and artistic problems and care deeply about getting rid of our throwaway society - pun intended. You can save metalwork antiques, artifacts, keepsakes and, even turn them into art – like steampunk. Let’s restore, repurpose, conserve, repair, reinvent or even invent from objects we have accumulated. Together, we can make it happen. Dreams like this are possible if we take committed action. While attending The Coaches Training Institute’s 10-month Leadership Program in 2013-14 with my wife, the urge to start my own business took hold. As an Electrical Engineering Technician in Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC, for 22 years until 2013, I worked with faculty, staff, and students on stimulating research challenges. As a Red Seal Journeyman and shop supervisor, I taught students to bring their designs to life. For special-needs students, I invented unique ways for them to access machinery, complete projects and graduate. Many of my students became full-time professors, researchers and entrepreneurs. Today, from my coveted space in The Mergatroid Building, people bring me all sorts of fascinating projects that use all my previous skills, including architectural model building, theatre props building, stage managing, cabinet making, and restoring "SS Master" - the heritage steam towboat. Do you have a project you've wanted to complete? Or dream up? Let's talk soon!

Fabricating & blacksmithing custom-designed, practical & artistic metalwork projects. Let's get rid of our throw-away society and instead, restore, repurpose, repair & invent.

Map Code: D5
975 Vernon Dr.
Vancouver , BC
Studio #979 Vernon Drive