June 4-6, 2021 – Daily 10-5 – Mt. Horeb, New Glarus, Blanchardville, Barneveld, Black Earth, Mazomanie

John Pahlas

Steel Sculpture

#15 on the Tour Map

This studio WILL be open for the Spring Art Tour

Center Ground Studios (6th year on Tour)

302 E Lincoln Street, Mount Horeb, WI 53572
(920) 299-2368 | centergroundstudios@gmail.com

  • This artist accepts credit cards
  • Access: very easy, off street parking and wheel chair accessible from road to entrance
  • See more of Pahlas’ steel sculpture at Center Ground Studios
sculpture of Lulu by John Pahlas


Steel sculpture

sculpture 'Bound' by john Pahlas


Steel Sculpture

sculpture, Risen by John Pahlas


Steel Sculpture

Steel Sculpture

I was raised in a steel fabrication and blacksmithing studio in Ripon, Wisconsin where I was taught the skills needed to manipulate steel into just about anything you could think of. Today I create unique sculptural forms out of salvaged steel materials at the steel and pottery studio my wife and I run in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. With a welder, torch and several grinders I wrestle through piles of scrap metal and come out with many one-of-a-kind, custom and always rusty sculptural objects that can be displayed indoor or outdoor, in private homes, public spaces or corporate lobbies.

artist john Pahlas as work

Spring Art Tour Demonstration

I will be creating a sculpture from start to finish. The shop will be made safe for viewers to watch without harming themselves.

John Pahlas, work in progress (Heron)