Meet Kris Nethercutt, owner of KAL Metal, a Journeyman Machinist and Welder of 30 years.  He’s one of my favorite local Franklin TN artists.  His artform is welding iron into interesting and often humorous pieces.

I’ve known Kris for about 10 years, often hire him to weld custom drapery hardware for my clients and I’ve also bought personal pieces for my home.

Here’s a bird bath that my husband bought for me one Christmas. It’s right at home in my garden, made from a plough, drill, bicycle chain, finial and other odd parts.  Kris asked if I wanted him to paint it.  NO WAY!  I love it rusty.