Posted by: h2okay | July 26, 2009

Welcome World Wide Wire Enthusiasts!

As an advocate for increasing the awareness and popularity of wire as an artistic medium, I have invited friends and colleagues who love wire art and sculpture to join me here on this blog. I am not an expert on the technical aspects of operating this site, but I am excited to encourage more interactivity and sharing among like-minded creative types.

So, let’s chat!

What kind of wire do you use? Do you sell your wire art? Where do you get your tools?

bending wire

bending wire

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Responses

  1. Hi Angela,

    I love wire art! I used black 14 gauge annealed mechanical wire and 11 gauge fencing wire for my art work. I am an installation artist and have recently finished a project in Hudson Bay Toronto. Check out my blog if you have time.

    http://www.teresa-leung.com

    • Teresa,
      I visited your site! What a beautiful installation. Thank you for sharing. I love the sharp contrast of the black wire against the white. Sometimes, copper or aluminum wire can disappear into the background.

  2. HI….I was wondering what gauge copper wire you use for the horses you make…also what size for the angel?

    Thank you

    Nancy

    • Hi Nancy,
      I use two sizes of copper wire for the horses. Both are electrical ground wire that comes twisted in a cord of 7 strands. I unravel this to get a single strand. The one I use the most is approx. 14 gauge. Occasionally I use a larger size that is probably more like a 10 gauge. It is quite a bit harder to work with, however.
      For the angels, I use the 14 gauge in both copper and aluminum.
      Hope that helps!
      – Angela


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