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Meet the Artist: Christof Sander, Head of Design

Christof Sander is an artisan, sculptor, and industrial designer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture. While there, he concentrated on creating functional sculptures and also studied design and jewelry metalsmithing techniques. Christof has worked as a foundry assistant at Wanner Sculpture Studios, during which time he has helped cast and finish bronze, aluminum, and iron sculptures.

As an object maker, his goal is to create that which catches both the eye and the curiosity of the user. His background in sculpture and metalsmithing helps direct his detail-oriented design. Christof's work lets the materials speak for themselves and highlights the physical connection a person has when they interact with the object.

Christof has been with Scátháin since May 2011 when he started by helping with metal fabrication.  He has since taken on all things design for Scátháin by working directly with clients to achieve concepts, shop drawings for the builders, and branding/identity for Scátháin itself. 

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Meet the Artist: Chris Leslie, Head of Metal Department

Chris Leslie has been forging and fabricating ironwork since 2004, first starting in his hometown of Duluth, MN. Upon moving to Milwaukee in 2005, he opened up his own blacksmith shop where he continues to creates functional ironwork, tools, and art.

Chris has had the opportunity to work with multiple blacksmiths and other artists over the past 11 years, learning many traditional and modern techniques. He spent some time in the metal casting industry where he gained valuable knowledge in the restoration and replication of historic decorative architectural castings.

Working with a range of metals, processes and techniques, Chris has been an integral member of the Scathain team since January 2011. Chris's passion has always been to beautify functional and architectural metalwork. Through the traditional forging process, Chris brings warmth and life to a material often considered cold and static. This manipulation of metal turns a once utilitarian object into a stand alone functional art piece. His work ranges from sculptural public art pieces to gates and candle holders.

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