S22 Forged and Welded Steel Dragon Sculpture

"... stylish, elegant, and bespoke metalwork ..."

Private Commission, 2001

This metal sculpture of a frisky juvenile dragon was made by David Hyde by carefully welding small pieces of steel together to create its solid metal body. It was not cast and because of this is completely unique. The sculpture weighs 10kg and is 900mm long.

David used many different welding processes to create a variety of skin textures. Selected areas were carefully polished to provide a counterpoint to these textures. The dragon's tail and claws were made by heating and hammering the metal to shape using traditional blacksmithing techniques. The steel was finished by burnishing with a wire brush and applying a protective hard wax finish to enhance its metallic finish.

Forged and Welded Steel Dragon
The dragon is 900mm long overall
© 2015 David Hyde
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