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Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski

Gatski Metal

"We use simple hand tools to honor the enduring traditions of art and agriculture."

Ben and Kate Gatski are a husband-and-wife team. Their lives past and present inspire their work, and both were raised in creative families. Today they live on a hill that overlooks the Gatski family farm. Ben enjoys milking a few dairy cows by hand each morning and raising heritage pigs. The Gatskis' metalwork is fueled by their passion and knowledge of farming.

Ben collects farm machinery that can no longer be used. It is torn apart with wrenches, saws, and sometimes torches, and thrown in the back of their old pick up truck. He brings it home to his small rural shop. The patterns are hand drawn on the metal with soapstone and cut with a hand-held plasma cutter. The pieces are then welded together with an arc welder.

Ben began welding at the age of thirteen, when he was given a welder by his father. He began experimenting with welding pieces of farm equipment together. At the age of nineteen, he was building small birds and other sculptures for family friends. Aside from a vocational welding short course completed just a few years ago, he is entirely self taught.

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Moonlight Credenza
Metal Console Table
by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
$ 2,800
$ 2,380
Lion Head
$ 490
$ 416.50
Sir Blue
Metal Sculpture
by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
$ 380
$ 323
Snail
Metal Sculpture
by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
$ 320
$ 272
Moose Woods Map
$ 430
$ 365.50
Deer Woods Map
$ 430
$ 365.50
Bear Head
$ 380
$ 323
Red Sway Console Table
Metal Console Table
by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
$ 1,950
$ 1,657.50
Rust X Console
Metal Console Table
by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
$ 2,000
$ 1,700
Swirl Table
Metal Side Table
by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
$ 600
$ 510
Elephant Head
$ 370
$ 314.50
Ornament Tree
Metal Ornament Stand
by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
$ 130
$ 110.50
Raven on Stand
Metal Sculpture
by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
$ 370
$ 314.50
Sheep
Metal Sculpture
by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
$ 370
$ 314.50
Sun Fish
Metal Sculpture
by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
$ 300
$ 255
The Moth
$ 360
$ 306
Ford 4000 Coffee Table
Metal Coffee Table
by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
$ 2,000
$ 1,700
Soybean Special...
Metal Console Table
by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
$ 2,000
$ 1,700
Cylinder Table
Metal Side Table
by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
$ 560
$ 476
Blue Big O
Metal Console Table
by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
$ 2,000
$ 1,700
Red X Console
Metal Console Table
by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
$ 2,000
$ 1,700
Truck Compass
$ 270
$ 229.50
Prize Chicken
$ 250
$ 212.50
Prize Pig
Metal Sculpture
by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
$ 250
$ 212.50
Big Whale
Metal Sculpture
by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
$ 700
$ 595
Steel Moose
$ 440
$ 374
Large Deer Head
$ 1,350
$ 1,147.50
Brown Steer
$ 390
$ 331.50
Goat Head
Metal Sculpture
by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
$ 370
$ 314.50
Ram's Head
$ 481
$ 408.85
Moose Head
$ 380
$ 323