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About Ron Wettlaufer 

Art is not so much about the final destination but the journey.
All my pieces are unique and hand made by myself. Although some of the pieces, such as the trees, may look similar no 2 are alike.
Although metal is featured in my pieces I enjoy incorporating other materials such as wood, glass, stone and marble. Where possible I like to use recycled materials such as old window frames & screens, muffler pipe and glass. Recently I have started working with old wine barrels and incorporating the wood and metal rings into the art pieces.
My faith plays an important role in my work. It is only because of God’s hand on my life that this artistic talent has emerged. Many of my pieces incorporate the cross and Christian symbols. In some pieces, such as my crosses, it is obvious. In others, such as my generation trees it is not so clear but still there.
Trees play a major part in work, whether set in a scene or mounted in a rock. I realized that trees were always around me. Growing up in Southern Ontario’s farm country you could find trees in bush lots or line fences between the rolling farms. Living & working in Northern Ontario I was surrounded by trees and rock; always amazed how a tree could not only grow but survive in seemingly solid rock.
I enjoy working on custom pieces. Working with the client I design & build a piece to their specific requirements and desires while staying true to my artistic style. I have worked on pieces from 4” tall to three trees 8’ tall and 15’ wide.

What is your Return and Refund Policy: If you are not completely satisfied with your piece of art it can be returned for a full refund. 

Please explain your shipping service: Delivery is free within the City of Kingston, Ontario. All other shipping or deliveries would have to be arranged on a case by case basis. Every few months we travel to Ottawa and the Kitchener/Waterloo area and could arrange to deliver the pieces when we are in those area.

  • Cast - Artfest Ontario

    Cast

    CW Metal Designs
    $140.00

    For this piece I set 5 pine trees into an old cast iron floor grate I found tucked away in a corner of an old barn. The barn was full of architectu...

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    $140.00
  • Olden Wise - Artfest Ontario

    Olden Wise

    CW Metal Designs
    $145.00

    The strong black generation tree set on the solid wood background brings to mind an old wise elder. A statesman standing the test of time.Solid woo...

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    $145.00
  • A Way Home - Artfest Ontario

    A Way Home

    CW Metal Designs
    $225.00

    The space between a fence; a way home maybe? No gate, nothing to stop you. The fences are not perfect; maybe a reflection of life’s experiences as ...

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    $225.00
  • Night Fall - Artfest Ontario

    Night Fall

    CW Metal Designs
    $190.00

    The dark oak frame (old screen without the screen) and charcoal colored trees remind me of the time of evening between dusk and dark.The frame is a...

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    $190.00
  • Northern Pine - Artfest Ontario

    Northern Pine

    CW Metal Designs
    $175.00

    This piece reminds me of the pine trees you see throughout Northern Ontario. The 11 trees are set on a black, wood grained background which is a re...

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    $175.00
  • Late Afternoon - Artfest Ontario

    Late Afternoon

    CW Metal Designs
    $190.00

    The color stratification of the wood brings to mind the late afternoon in the fall when the sun is closing on on the horizon, but not yetsetting. T...

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    $190.00
  • Grandfather - Artfest Ontario

    Grandfather

    CW Metal Designs
    $210.00

    After looking at this piece for some time the word Grandfather came to mind. I guess its the combination of the “generation” tree set in front of t...

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    $210.00
  • Haze II - Artfest Ontario

    Haze II

    CW Metal Designs
    $190.00

    This is a little sister to Haze as the screen is the same material and type but smaller and without the divider. Oak framed screen; 8 deciduous tre...

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    $190.00
  • Haze - Artfest Ontario

    Haze

    CW Metal Designs
    $225.00

    This screen is unusual in that the divider is not in the center but offset. Working with the piece I decided to group the trees around the divider....

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    $225.00
  • Ruth - Artfest Ontario

    Ruth

    CW Metal Designs
    $400.00

    This is the twin to a piece I custom designed for a client (I often make 2 or more similar pieces when working on a piece). The client had it sized...

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    $400.00