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John Niewiek

Byron Center, MI, United States

After graduating from Ferris State with a degree in welding, I worked for 12 years in the Aerospace Industry. After that I opened and ran my own welding shop for many years. In 2015 at 61 years old, I was restricted with the amount and type of work I could do because of health issues. My son, who owns a non-profit bicycle shop in Grand Rapids, suggested I try to make something from the discarded bicycle chains from his shop. One small project lead to another and soon developed into an enjoyable hobby. I continue to use MIG, TIG, Arc Welding and Gas Welding in the different types of fabrications I make.

John's ArtPrize Entries

These are John's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    My Country, My Flag

    2017 ArtPrize Entry John Niewiek
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