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Article posted: 11/17/2012 5:00 AM

Metalsmiths combine art and invention

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John Yust stands behind a ginkgo door he designed in collaboration with Chris Rand.

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Metalsmith Chris Rand creates custom architectural metalwork for clients. Rand checks the metal against a full-size pattern he creates for the project to make sure the pieces will fit.

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Metalsmith Chris Rand holds a notebook that shows the first design of the door he is working on.

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Architectural metalsmith Chris Rand fired up a blowtorch at the Ivy Arts Studio in Minneapolis and transformed cold, hard metal into intricate ginkgo leaves. The leaves -- delicately curved and fluted, in copper, bronze and steel -- are embellishments for a pair of steel vestibule doors that Rand recently forged for a St. Paul couple. And Rand was having fun.
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    • John Yust stands behind a ginkgo door he designed in collaboration with Chris Rand.
    • Metalsmith Chris Rand creates custom architectural metalwork for clients. Rand checks the metal against a full-size pattern he creates for the project to make sure the pieces will fit.
    • Metalsmith Chris Rand holds a notebook that shows the first design of the door he is working on.
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