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3508 E Cesar Chavez St

Bruce Koach, Toolmarks ATX

Metal and Wood
Torroid End Table
Torroid End Table

2020, Spalted maple, steel, 22 x 15 x 17 in.

$450

NFS

2020, Spalted maple, steel, 22 x 15 x 17 in.
Torroid End Table

2020, Spalted maple, steel, 22 x 15 x 17 in.

$ 450.00 USD

NFS

Porthole End Table
Porthole End Table

2020, Maple, steel, copper, glass, 22 x 15 x 15 in.

$375

Available in-studio and in online shop

Planetary End Table
Planetary End Table

2020, Pecan, steel, copper, 23 x 17 x 15 in.

$275

Available in-studio and in online shop

Saturn Accent Table
Saturn Accent Table

2020, Walnut, steel, brass inlay, bronze, 31 x 16 x 16 in.

$475

Available in-studio and in online shop

Planetary Coffee Table
Planetary Coffee Table

2020, Texas elm, copper, steel, 17 x 21 x 46 in.

$675

Available in-studio and in online shop

Cross Section
Cross Section

2021, Steel, sycamore, 25 x 15 x 9 in.

$175

Available in-studio and in online shop

Torroid End Table
Torroid End Table

2020, Spalted maple, steel, 22 x 15 x 17 in.

$450

Available in-studio and in online shop

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Bruce Koach, Toolmarks ATX

About the Artist

All I ever wanted was to be an artist. After High School I was spending too much time in an unhealthy and unproductive lifestyle so I joined the Navy where I served for 4 years on a Fleet Ballistic Missile nuclear submarine. Upon completion of my enlistment Texas Instruments hired me and paid for my engineering degree lock stock and barrel. I spent the next 30 years working as a Manufacturing and Quality engineer in the semiconductor, spinal implant and nuclear instrumentation industries. In 2016 the stars aligned with my unused military educational benefit and I quit my day job to begin art school at Texas State University. Originally thinking sculpture would be my focus I took a metalsmithing class and was hooked. I completed a Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in Metalsmithing in 2018. I've been having the time of my life making furniture and sculpture using traditional hardwoods and metals such as steel, brass and copper. Lately I've been honing my welding and blacksmithing skills through ACC's diverse welding department

Artist Statement

Creating works of art using mainly wood and metal provides a sense of sharing with humankind throughout history. Making work seems to satisfy a deep human need for self-expression and therefore must be done. Fulfillment from a pragmatic, self-worth bolstering standpoint can also be derived from using ancient materials to bring our visions to life. With the infinite processing techniques available for wood and metal there is no limit to the outcomes available from working with the two. Working with our hands has given us as a people artistic satisfaction as well as safety and prosperity and is to be celebrated. My work features detail and craftsmanship and can be representational or purely conceptual. Whimsy sometimes plays a role in keeping things light and provides a reminder that fun is as integral to the process as hard work.

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