Artists

Kelly Backs

Metal
Member Since: 
2011

"Honest, creative and persistent"

Kelly Backs is the proud owner and operator of TREE Studios a metal arts business. It is the quality of his work, his mastery of metal arts and his training in traditional blacksmithing that sets him apart.

In his own words;
"Time has and practice have given me the skills to bring my visions to life.A lot of the joy is in the doing, the actions involved in fashioning something lifeless into something that speaks to me about myself. The sweat and force involved in shaping metal teaches me my limits, but at the same time, urges me to go beyond them and reach for new heights. The might and subtleties of the hammer demand my total attentiveness for us to work as one, and rewards me for my efforts. The magic of the fire draws me to it. Taming it as a tool is the challenge"