Glaros Studios~ Westcoastarts About Westcoastarts Ours is a small craftsman shop. Everything is hand crafted using many traditional joinery techniques while using modern tooling. Whether it is a kitchen/bath, reception desk or a fanciful sculpted metal railing every piece is made one at a time with attention to every detail. As well as doing our own designs, we also work with designers ensuring that we can work within most budgets. Metal pieces are hand forged from very base materials... plate steel, pipe, etc. Most pieces start from a single sheet of plate steel and are cut out with a combination of plasma cutter, band saw or grinder. Pieces are then heated in a forge until they are cherry red and hammered on anvils until the desired shape is achieved. Many traditional blacksmithing techniques are employed. Each piece is then fitted to each other and welded together, often working from the inside out. Pieces are built up until they are roughly the right shape and then ground to the final shape. Details are carved in with grinders, die grinders, sanders and chisels. Angellos studied Fine Arts at DVSCA in Ontario as well as Nascad in Nova Scotia. He works in many mediums: Wood, clay, marble, glass and for the last decade, steel. He has made numerous public art pieces that have been displayed all across BC.