But this is not men in leopard skin leotards and handlebar moustaches bending iron
bars around their neck or lifting barbells with black round balls on either end.
The latest generation of artists is hammering, welding, casting, and bending iron
and steel into functional, free-form contemporary sculpture for the home.
At Hialeah facilities that occupy four buildings, more than 450 workers labor around the clock, blowing glass, bending iron
, shaping resin and polishing ceramic.
Our tools are still basics such as hand planes, chisels, bending irons
and callipers," explains Phil, who took over the running of the school five years ago.