About the Artist
Matt Weber~Artist, Engineer, Instructor
Creating functional art takes the mind of an engineer, and the heart and soul of an artist. Matt attributes his mechanical skills and ability to engineer a project in his mind to his Grandfather. “My Grandfather is the kind of guy that can disassemble anything and fix it. He instilled in me two very important things over the years. First, if you are going to do anything, do it right the first time or don’t do it at all. And second, you are only as good as your tools. Take care of them and they will take care of you." Examples of this work ethic can be seen in every hand forged piece that Matt creates. “We all learn from others” Matt reflects. "Our talents and skills may take us to different levels, but no one just makes this up on their own. We are inspired by the world around us and the masterpieces that were created years ago. My inspiration is fed in part by those that came before me. These were the tradesmen of their time that did not know they were artists. My tools are old and weathered. While working in my studio my mind travels to the previous owners of these tools. Who were they? What great pieces of art or trade goods did they create with these tools? I like to think they were all like me. And wherever they are at now, they’re pleased to see their tools are still in use after all these years. "I couldn’t imagine doing anything else."
Della Terra Studios strives to be a “one stop shop” for all your architectural and fine art needs. Our studio creates original functional and sculptural art to satisfy the most discerning collector and eclectic tastes. We never use imported or mass-produced elements in our art work.
What sets us apart from our competition is our commitment to creating authentic ironwork and glass using both modern and traditional techniques. With our metal, every flower, vine, leaf, and finial is meticulously hand-crafted by fire and hammer. Our pieces are individually unique, hand crafted works of art. The difference is the attention to detail and pride we take in every piece we create. Our clients expect nothing less.
“Della Terra” translates as “of the Earth”. Since most of the materials we use have a symbiotic and spiritual relationship with the Earth, we felt the name complements what we do.