James Quinn is a Greensboro, N.C.-based metalsmith and metal artist–and proud father of Laura. His work has been commissioned at civic sites and private residences in and around the Triad and beyond.
His studio is located at Lydon Street Artworks in downtown Greensboro.
My life’s work began with a course on metal sculpture at a local university. Subsequently, I learned forging, fabrication and metals casting–primarily in sculpture–while employed at blacksmith shops and foundries in Colorado and Montana.
After studying art, art history, design, ceramics and metal working at Flathead Valley Technical College in Montana, I returned to my hometown of Greensboro, N.C., where I have lived since.
These days, I work full time as a forged and fabricated metal artist. My work is shown at area galleries, festivals and craft fairs. One of my favorite venues is the Saturday morning Greensboro Farmers’ Curb Market.
I also create custom pieces–including furniture, fountains, lamps and gate–for collectors, interior and landscape designers, businesses, private homes and more.
Another passion of mine is teaching one-on-one and group metalsmithing and metal art classes where we focus on a range of work from yard art to primitive jewelry.