Portrait of an Artisan> Robert Aucoin

 Artfest Kingston Canada Day Weekend

Kingston Blues Festival Guitar Pick Buckle, Solid Stainless Steel, by Robert Aucoin, Iron Art, Elginburg, ON, near Kingston

Be an original...wear an original
 
“Although buckles are selling worldwide, I am most excited about selling buckles to our hometown of Kingston!”.

Canada Day Weekend at City Park Kingston. 11am-6pm daily June 30-July 2 FREE admission
Formally trained in both graphic design & fine art, Robert Aucoin combined his artistic talents with his love for structural design & welding to create his innovative design and manufacturing studio “Iron Art” in 1993. The "Iron Art" studio workshop is located on the north shore of Loughborough Lake just outside of Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
As an artist, Robert remains closely connected to the art community creating one of a kind pieces presented in Art Guilds & Galleries across Canada.
As a designer, Robert often begins with his own concept, simple sketch.  While continuing to accept residential and commercial commissions, creating interiors, exteriors, functional furnishings and accessories that will last a lifetime, Robert is continually expanding his repertoire.
 
A new line of original, hand forged, solid stainless steel buckles were recently designed to compliment jeans, suits and casual wear when Robert's own children were finding it hard to find unique belt buckles for their jeans.  Robert went to work designing in the studio.  Since that first buckle, hundreds of buckles in various styles have been designed and are now selling worldwide.   Robert’s original designs are overlayed onto the buckles in stainless steel, bronze or copper or etched into the stainless creating wearable art.   Every buckle is a signed original and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
 
Be an original...wear an original

Posted on June 4, 2013 .