Art in metal was founded by high school student Henry Wiersma in 1969. Master sculpture Richard Kramer was teacher and mentor to Henry in those early year and went on to have shows of his sculptures at Beckett Galleries in Hamilton. After school, Henry worked as a millwright at Procter and Gamble while raising his family, but continued to create sculpture in his spare time. In 2015 Henry retired and has returned full time to his first passion.
Henry works with all types of metal, including recycled, along with live edge wood and authentic barn board. His latest pieces are metal trees hand sculpted inside live edge wood and on reclaimed barn board, Henry finds his inspiration in the northern Ontario landscapes and the Niagara Escarpment.