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Ben Caldwell

Ben Caldwell

(n.d.) lives in Nolensville
Flag, 2011
copper with enamel, 30 x 20 inches, 2015.65.26

I like the way copper folds, a lot like how mountains were created from two opposing forces, two plates pushing against each other. The actual surface of my paintings is similar to a landscape as well. – Caldwell

Caldwell received a B.F.A. from Tufts University and went on to study at the Studio School of New York, Harvard University, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts specializing in creating functional metalwork. With the help from his mentor and family, Caldwell started a business with his wife and began creating and selling unique copper, silver and enamel art. He received the Tennessee Artists’ Guild’s Emerging Artist of the Year award.

All of my work is custom hammered, raised and chased by hand, resulting in quality, one-of-a-kind creations that will far outlast their creator. I like to think of my metalwork as the marriage of beauty and functionality, something you just don’t see much of these days. – Caldwell