HotShoe Studios is a state of the art automotive sculpture, design and fabrication facility located in Pompano Beach, FL. Originally founded in 2002, HotShoe Studios offers a diverse range of automotive themed sculpture, furniture and design services. I have been designing and creating automotive focused projects for the past 30 plus years. In addition to my sculptures I also use my metal working skills to help shape and fabricate bespoke automotive themed furniture and display fixtures.
My specialty is hand-formed automotive sculpture of all shapes and sizes.
A significant aspect that separates my sculpture from others is the metal shaping process. I use the same revered techniques and tools as the original Carrozzerias. I hand craft each automotive sculpture using the same methodology established by legendary coachbuilders such as Scaglietti, Vignale, and Figoni & Falaschi.
Select Hand Formed Metal and Composite Automotive Sculpture
Every automotive sculpture in the gallery above is done entirely by hand with traditional coach building tools. Although I primarily work in .050 aluminum I also create sculptures in stainless steel and carbon fiber. It is a tedious process that can often take over one thousand hours per sculpture depending on the size and scope. It requires painstaking craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. I take great pride in fabricating every single element from scratch in house. Nothing is store bought or mass produced. This includes every little nuance right down to the custom formed headlights and bezels.
sMy obsessive attention to detail ensures that each sculpture has the same uniqueness of form and presence as the original car. Once completed, I finish my automotive sculptures in the same premium OEM paint used by the factory. This base color coat is then protected by several layers of the finest two stage automotive clearcoat. After applying the clear coat I spend dozens of hours color sanding, machine polishing and hand buffing. The final result is an unparalleled, mirror like paint surface that will endure the test of time.
I am proud to say that unlike many other artists my automotive sculptures are not easily duplicated. One key item that sets me apart is that every automotive sculpture I create is a bespoke “one-off” tailored to my client’s specifications. I do not create cookie cutter sculptures. I do not create castings or molds for limited editions. I do not create dies so that I can stamp out sculptures in large numbers. This would negate my goal of creating one of a kind, hand crafted sculpture that embody the nuances of the lost art of metal shaping.
I want each automotive sculpture to be is as individual as its’ collector and the subject matter. I offer a personal guarantee that my sculptures will never be reproduced or duplicated, thereby ensuring their rarity and exclusivity. In a time of mass produced art and high volume reproduction pieces my automotive sculptures are truly original works of art.
Contact me today to commission your own automotive sculpture.
Automotive Art & Sculpture
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Fabricated by hand using traditional coach building tools and techniques.
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Automotive sculpture, design and fabrication services based in Pompano Beach, FL. Specializing in metal shaping, concept design and fabrication.
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2901 Center Port Circle
Pompano Beach, FL 33064