ABOUT Ben Hammerschmitt
Ben is a metal sculpture artist whose diverse background has shaped his artistic journey. Ben began his career as a Motorsport automotive technician, working with high-performance vehicles and learning the ins and outs of precision engineering. From there, he transitioned to become a machinist, honing his skills in metalworking and fabrication for the oil and gas industry in Houston, TX. Throughout his career, Ben developed a passion for welding and began experimenting with metal sculpture as a creative outlet. Drawing inspiration from his technical background, Ben’s sculptures often incorporate industrial and mechanical elements, showcasing his mastery of metalworking techniques. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of his materials, Ben’s sculptures capture the beauty and complexity of metal in unexpected ways. From sleek, modern designs to intricate, organic forms, Ben’s work is a testament to the endless possibilities of metal as a medium. Today, Ben’s sculptures can be found in private collections, online, and The Vault Gallery in San Marco of Jacksonville, Florida, each one a testament to his unique vision and expertise as a metal sculpture artist.