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* = Innovators and Pioneers in the Field of Contemporary Wire Sculpture
*Jen Gagne creates shockingly innovative "dangerous insect sculpture" and other works incorporating precise wirework and the use of very sharp blades (razors, scalpels, etc). as integral sculptural elements.

Helen Godfrey, self-educated, creates people and animal wire sculptures from galvanized steel mesh. She gives wire sculpture workshops.

Tasuku Gouda makes tiny, lively brass wire figures of stylized animals, people, etc. Many are meant to serve as wearable art. His work has been in a number of exhibitions in Japan.

Jolene Hale, self-educated, lives on a farm with the American Saddlebred horses, dogs and 2 funny house cats that inspire her work. She has been creating wire sculpture for 8 years, using black tie wire for larger sculptures. Smaller ornaments are made with colored craft wire and glass bead embellishments.

Jane Higley, a wildlife and fantasy artist, started out by making tie-wire frames to stretch panels of hand-made paper across. At the insistence of her art buyers, she has begun leaving the stark armatures exposed, as wire sculptures in their own right.

Thomas Hill uses mild steel wire of various gauges with additions of copper and brass sheet and copper meshes. Joints are soldered with silver solder. Thomas, trained as a jeweller at Middlesex University in London, lives and work in San Francisco. "I use wire as it enables me to create a 3 dimensional drawing and to capture the feeling of animals in motion with the energy of a quick sketch."

Angela Hook, author of "Let the Wire Inspire", creates wire sculptures and conducts wire sculpture workshops in British Columbia, Canada. In 2002 she began exploring the possibilities of wire as an artistic medium. A life spent mong horses inspired her to translate them whimsically into wire. Her wire of choice is copper. "Copper itself has many interesting properties. This brings a unique energy to each of the wire pieces."

*May Lee Hu creates sculptural wire jewelry. Using mainly her fingers as tools, she has dedicated over 34 years to applying traditional textile techniques of weaving, twining, wrapping, and braiding to transform wire into highly distrinctive wearable art. "The many hours of repetitive twining are a meditative activity." An inborn love of metals inspired her to explore the possibilities and limits of wire. Gold, with all its associations of value and timelessness, is her metal of choice. Hu studies anthropology and jewelry history to learn about their cultural context, and conducts lectures and workshops.

*Bernie Jestrabek-Hart, barbed wire sculpture. Bernie blended her love of horses and a knack for wire sculpture when she owned an equestrian facility. Having been trained in conventional metal sculpture, she pioneered the technique of barbed-wire sculpture and wrote a "how to" book, Creating Realistically with Barbed Wire. Her massive monumental works of elk, draft horses and other creatures convey a very strong presence.

Sophie Jones creates original wearable wire art.

*Julia Griffiths Jones, a textile artist trained at the Royal Academy of Art, conducted extensive folk art research within Slovakia and the Czech Republic, a region with a 400 year tradition of wireworking. Her immersion led her to blend textile techniques with wirecraft. She has exhibited at the Povazske Wire Museum in Zilina, Slovakia.

*Ladislav Jurovaty, one of the world's most gifted wire sculptors,was vital in preserving and handing down the traditions of wirework as practiced by the tinkers of Northern Slovakia for over four hundred years. His powerful works show a complexity of workmanship and detail, plus a spiritual sensitivity often applied to religious wire sculptures which are found in private collections and museums throughout the world.

*Ladislav Jurovaty Jr was instilled from childhood with an awareness of color, shape and form in other artists' work. He grew up among an family of artists, and was especially influenced by the mentorship of his father, master wire sculptor Ladislav Jurovatý Sr. He makes a wide array of ornamental baskets and platters, wall reliefs, and other artistic wirework. He is also vitally involved in Slovak cultural organizations, keeping traditions alive and conducting lectures at art schools. His works are collected worldwide.

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