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Metal Specialties has many years of experience working with locally, nationally and Internationally recognized Artisans, Sculptors and Artists to help them realize their creative endeavors and artistic projects in a timely and reliable way.

Mark Bailey is highly sought after by the Greater Metropolitan Washington D.C. artisan community to create custom metalwork's for their spectacular and unique projects. Mark is a seasoned professional who understands that creative minds and technical objectives do not always meld easily. Mark instinctively navigates between the dreams of the artisan as he keeps a steady vision of the final product that will become their one of a kind artwork. The team at Metal Specialties allows the artists, sculptors and artisans to be creative as they work together to bring a vision into reality.

Metal Specialties can design, create and manage full projects from start to finish or we can fabricate and provide sub-components, specified by you, to be integrated into your larger effort.

Pictured on this page are recent projects that Mark Bailey and his team have been involved with for local artists

Roots April 2017 in the Italian Countryside
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y Dalya Luttwak

"Time" - by Pattie Porter
Installed in 2014 at Strathmore Art Center, Bethesda, Md



Seismic Dream

This project is Seismic Dream and was created by the extraordinarily talented and nationally famous Sculptor and Artist Pattie Porter Firestone. "Seismic Dream combines original sculpture, music scores and poetry into a 'dreamscape' experience, conveying a wavelike energy..." "...Using the medium of twisted steel moving in and out of the walls, these waves pull the viewer into the symbolic space of abstract and childhood images..."

Seismic Dream will be on display at the Katzen Arts Center from Sept. 3 - Dec. 14, 2011 on the campus of American University.

American University Museum
Sylvia Berlin Katzen Sculpture Garden
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Learn more about the artist and Seismic Dream, along with many of her other breathtaking sculptures in wood, metal and stone, on Pattie's web site, PattiePorterFirestone.com.

Pattie's large scale, multi-venue, custom metal fabrication utilized stainless steel, aluminum, carbon steel, mig, tig, plasma cutting, good old fashioned stick welding, powder coating, custom crates and packaging and is nothing short of magnificent.

"...I wanted to tell you what a great job you did, not only with your craft of beautiful welding, but several layers of problem solving and also coordinating the whole job..." Thanks again! Yours, Pattie

Seismic Dream
b
y Pattie Porter Firestone

Boat Fabrication Stage - Seismic Dream, Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C.


Fabrication Stage - Seismic Dream, Katzen Arts Center, Wash. D.C.


Fabrication Stage - Seismic Dream, Katzen Arts Center, Wash. D.C.


House Fabrication Stage - Seismic Dream, Katzen Arts Center, Wash. D.C.


Fabrication Stage - Seismic Dream, Katzen Arts Center, Wash. D.C.


House Fabrication Stage - Seismic Dream, Katzen Arts Center, Wash. D.C.


Fabrication Stage House - Seismic Dream, Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC


Custom Crate Fabrication - Seismic Dream, Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C.


Powder Coat Application for Seismic Dream, Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C.


Custom Crates and Fragile Packaging for Product Transportation - Seismic Dream


Seismic Dream, Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C.


Seismic Dream, Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C.
Seismic Dream, Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C.

Seismic Dream
b
y Pattie Porter Firestone

Installed at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C.


Seismic Dream, Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C.
Seismic Dream, Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C.
Seismic Dream, Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C.




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Custom Horse Trailer Security Doors
Roots on Former Guard Tower at Lorton Prison
Custom Motorcycle Exhaust Silencer
Titanium repair 2016
 

Custom Botanical Accents
In August of 2014 Mark was asked to create some botanical accents for a private residence in Potomac Maryland. This is one example used in conjunction with other custom ironworks.

 
The Nora School Weathervane
Project installed January 2014 in Silver Spring, Maryland

Mark Bailey of Metal Specialties in Spencerville, Md. has done a wonderful job of fabricating the sculpture and making it in various pieces so that it could be easily transported, assembled, and lifted by crane. The finish, (paint), of the sculpture is “powder coating”, an industrial process where the color is baked on.
Dickson Carroll, Architect / Sculptor
DicksonCarroll.com to view more of his work








 
Sukkat Shalom/Tabernacle of Peace
A public art installation by Dalya Luttwak
Thursday, September 27,2012 at 6:00 pm

Sponsored by: Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery
Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts

On Display at the Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center
1529 16th Street NW, Washington D.C.


“Every year during the holiday of Sukkot, for one week, Jewish families all over the world eat, pray and, weather permitting, sleep in temporary huts (sukkot in Hebrew) to re-live the experience of their ancestors of thousands of years ago, who dwelled in huts while wandering in the desert for forty years before reaching the Promised Land. We can assume that the original sukkah (plural sukkot) was made of fronds of the palm trees that are widespread in the Middle East and have long been used for this purpose. A palm frond, lulav, is traditionally present in each sukkah and is waved along with willow and myrtle branches and a citron (etrog) in six directions in a daily ritual during the holiday. Therefore, I decided to concentrate my interpretation of the sukkah on images of the palm tree. Using steel as my medium, I created the walls mimicking roots of palm, while palm fronds form the roof of my sukkah.” – Dalya Luttwak


 

Alfalfa Root at 4.5 Months Old
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y Dalya Luttwak

Alfalfa Root at 4.5 Months Old
Dalya Luttwak’s “Alfalfa Root at 4.5 Months Old.” In front of a minimalist white contemporary home with big picture windows, Luttwak’s yellow metal sculpture resembles a Jack-and-the-Beanstalk-scale vine, originating in a planter next to the driveway and scaling the front of the three-story structure in Washington, D.C.'s Foggy Bottom neighborhood
.

To read the full article from Friday, May 11th, 2012 Washington Post click here


Photo credit, Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post


Tribute to Venice
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y Dalya Luttwak

Tribute to Venice
One is by locally and Internationally famous Artisan Dalya Luttwak. Dalya's "Tribute to Venice" in Arsenale, Venice, Italy is a phenomenon from concept to integration. Just the logistics of fabricating this enormous 200+ feet steel "root" and getting the parts to Italy are almost unfathomable.

Metal Specialties brought the artist's concept to life by pre-engineering the design into manageable lengths for shipment overseas and a fast and easy, over water installation onsite in Italy. Sculpture lengths were given a durable Class A powder coat finish in a dynamic high gloss red color.

Press Rel
ease:
"...WHAT IF ROOTS COULD GROW IN THE WATERS OF THE ARSENALE?...."
On the occasion of the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale
, June 1 - November 27, 2011, as a tribute to the city of Venice, the Italian Navy is displaying "...WHAT IF ROOTS COULD GROW IN THE WATERS OF THE ARSENALE?...", an installation by the American sculptor, Dalya Yaari Luttwak.

Dalya's project utilized carbon steel, mig, tig, plasma cutting, stick welding, powder coating and custom delicate items packaging for international shipment. Visit Dalya's web site for more details, lots more information and all the press releases on this and her many other fabulous creations at DalyaLuttwak.com.


Fabrication Stage - Tribute to Venice, a single section, Venice, Italy
Fabrication Stage - Tribute to Venice, Clock Tower section, Venice, Italy
Fabrication Stage - Tribute to Venice, multiple sections, Venice, Italy
Finish Applied - Tribute to Venice, post powder coating , Venice, Italy
Class A Powder Coat - Tribute to Venice, finished single section, Venice, Italy
Fragile Packaging of a single section in preparation for shipment to Italy

Project Installed - Tribute to Venice, Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Project Installed - Tribute to Venice, Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Project Installed - Tribute to Venice, Arsenale, Venice, Italy



Project Installed - Tribute to Venice, Arsenale, Venice, Italy


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