PAT DOWNING METAL DESIGN

Contemporary Artist, Blacksmith and Instructor

Public Art and Commissions 

The Wave
Yuma, AZ

 

Baptismal Font 
San Diego, CA 

Pat completed a copper baptismal font cover  as part of the restoration of the baptistry at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala. He used techniques similar to those that would have been used by coppersmiths during the late 18th century, when the Mission was built, he made his own tools to get the desired texture.

UTC Sculpture
La Jolla, CA

This unnamed sculpture was commissioned by Westfield University Town Center.  It was created from a single 10-foot by 3-foot sheet of copper using the Foldforming method. After folding the copper in half, Pat used both traditional hammers and anvil along with a power hammer to create the perfect texture and shape.

Birdbath
La Jolla, CA 

This large copper birdbath was commissdioned by Westfield University Town Center in La Jolla, Calif.

Made from a single 4-foot by 4-foot piece of copper,  it appears to change color as the sun moves throughout the day.

Perfect Union
Encinitas, CA

“Perfect Union,” was originally designed for San Diego Botanic Garden as part of their 2013 Sculpture in the Garden exhibit. It is now available for purchase. 

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Allure
Private Collection 

One of Pat's favorite pieces, a Foldformed piece entitled “Allure,” won first place in the Sculpture and Three Dimensional Category at the 2011 Fallbrook Art Show.