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Paul Knoblauch

About Me

I was born in San Diego, California in 1964. When I was six, my family relocated to Norwich, Connecticut. My first real lesson in hard work was working with my family in restoring a 300-year old farmhouse. Many more were to follow.

thistle awardI decided to take a class in a metal shop in high school. I knew then that there was no turning back. Steel is a great medium. You can easily cut shapes and bend lines and they’re pretty solid. It fits well with the way I like to think.” I moved to Rochester, NY in 1983 to attend the prestigious School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology. Upon graduating in 1987, I became an apprentice to Albert Paley. Working with a great Artist like Albert really showed me that there is no limit to what one can accomplish with hard work and an open mind.

In 1996, after ten years with Albert, I decided to open my own studio. This was a big step. Each year that goes by I learn more about my own creative direction and the business of art. It keeps evolving and I continue to think outside of boundaries. I go to the studio every day to create. This is the key to my happiness. I’m not afraid of hard work, which is essential for any artist to survive. I move forward with confidence. I choose this kind of life with open arms. It’s all I could ever imagine myself doing. I love it.

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