What’s new at BDW!
01/11/15 – I rang in the new year with a few new pieces before my fourth arm surgery. They are all available, but I’ll need to hold on to them for a couple months before letting them go. Hit me up if interested!
12/31/14 – A couple of robots for the Christmas season, plus and abstract piece. “Re-Fuel” shows a future where a machine plants the seeds of it’s own energy. “Tattoobot” is just finishing laying down a Tattooed Metal music note. The “hot rod” wheelchair is the result of adding a few elements together for a retired United States Air Force vet. Something different, but a really fun piece!
12/20/14 – I got the chance to take on another ICON vehicle, this time a FJ44. Also recently finished the last of the trifecta of motorcycle sculpture that headed to a collector the United Kingdom, this Vincent cafe racer.
10/30/14 – Final projects done for SEMA. The ICON Derelict ’48 Buick Super, 1950 GMC COE Miller welding rig, and a ’31 Ford hot rod. Leaving tonight for the road trip, follow me on Instagram (@welderassassin) for updates from the road and at the show! And if you’re there, stop by and see us at the SEMA Art Walk!
10/28/14 – A couple of killer bikes. A client from the UK has commissioned me to make a series of three motorcycle sculptures, and these are the first two. A Confederate Hellcat, and a Brass Balls Bobbers inspired bike with a few modifications. I’ll show them next week in the Art Walk at SEMA, and then they’ll be headed overseas.
If you’re interested in commissioned a bike, check out my custom pricing guide and then shoot me an email!
10/04/14 – Jonathan Ward’s Icon Derelict Chrysler Desoto and a COE inspired by Max Grundy’s latest build. These are the first automotive sculptures I’ve done since the surgeries. Look for more Derelicts from me in the future, and look for both of these pieces on the Skybridge between Central and South Hall at the SEMA ArtWalk! The COE still has a couple details that will be tweaked before it’s finished.
09/21/14 – I’m having fun playing with the idea of future machines appreciating their shared heritage with mankind. “Still Kickin’” shows a robot still having fun on an old Knucklehead bobber.
09/07/14 – “Oldest Trick in the Book” is a sculpture where 100% OF THE PROCEEDS will go to Home Fur-ever. This is a rare opportunity to own one of my recent pieces. After undergoing 3 major arm surgeries over the last year, I’m currently working towards having a few original sculptures done for a show this fall before I get cut into for a 4th time. This is a piece I just finished outside of that effort, the only one available for purchase.
07/01/14 – “Coexist”
This is my first sculpture in 13 plus months, the first since three arm surgeries. I’ve had the concept in my head for a bit, and I think it marks another point in my evolution as an artist.
Available here. SOLD
06/24/14 – Slowly but surely, I’m getting back to work. Miller Electric stopped by earlier this month to shoot some new vids, so look for them soon! I’ll have some sculptures appearing in the near future, in the meantime check out these custom frames and cigar ash trays I’ve been working on…along with a Colt 1911 belt buckle and some weldporn to get back in the swing of things. If you’re interested in a cigar tray or custom frame, shoot me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org!
02/17/14 – What’s new? A new cast, my first book(Art of the Steel), and new American Made shirts! And I’ll be adding some more NICE stuff(stickers, prints) to browndogwelding.bigcartel.com in the next few days, so check in often.
This run of 50 books will each be signed and numbered, so get in QUICK!
I wanna see Santa’s sleigh weighed down with some steel, spread the word this if you’re with me!
10/07/13 – DOING ANOTHER PRE-ORDER! Ts, Long Sleeves, and Hoodies here: www.browndogwelding.bigcartel.com. All screen-printed in Detroit on American Made clothing, pre-order now and get free shipping on the shirts! This is the Original BDW design, stoked to offer it again MADE IN AMERICA!
09/22/13 – Building Panic Attack’s aluminum oil tank.
09/11/13 – Well, I’m about halfway through my medical leave. Surgery #2 is Monday. I figure I should be welding again around the beginning of December, and I can’t wait!
07/18/13 – Gear! Get it here: www.browndogwelding.bigcartel.com (Pink cast unavailable)
06/03/13 – This is what’s next.
Along with my friend Keith Strong, I’ll be building a Triumph. I’m not gonna label it with a style…it’s just gonna be what I think is cool. A raw, slick, bare bones hot rod bike.
“Panic Attack” is the name.
And I’m EXTREMELY excited that Miller Electric Welders is on board with this project! I’ve used nothing but Blue since I struck my first arc in 2002, so having them support me and what I’m doing is an honor. This last week the Miller crew was in town filming, so look for new videos featuring this project and more from our collaboration SOON!
So stay tuned, and spread the word
05/12/13 – The piece I did for bead rolling king Jamey Jordan. Watching him work, it’s kinda like a rock star DJ spinning records, so I tried to get a bit of that into it. If you haven’t yet, check out www.facebook.com/HandmadeSeatCo for a taste of his work!
02/18/13 - ’31 Ford hot rod in triplicate. Bruce Rudy wanted three versions of his wicked coupe, and these are those:
01/29/13 – Chevy K20, ready for the Outback.
01/16/13 – Some #weldporn for your viewing pleasure. Working on some different things. Free hand on the first(click here for high res), walking the cup left handed in the middle, and another free hand weave on the right.
Also, a few random bots. FSP, Fair Fight, and Autophagy.
12/07/2012 – Two pieces that are now available in my store: Still time to get them before Christmas!
10/08/2012 – The Iron Fist. Slammed ’65 Lincoln Continental.
8/29/2012 – Morgan 3 Wheeler. Sold.
8/05/2012 – Bike-Trike-Bike
7/25/2012 – A bike, a hot rod, and a self portrait. The Triumph was a commissioned piece, Self Portrait #3 and Tailwind are available HERE.
7/06/2012 – AMERICA
5/31/2012 – Building a Bike
5/02/2012 – Getting all packed up to head out to Maquoketa,Iowa for the Vintage Torque Fest! Here are a few motorcycles I’ve recently finished up and I’ll have at the show:
4/16/2012 – Just a few of the many projects I’ve completed the last 2 weeks. The Smokin’ Sedan and Knucklehead Bobber are available on Etsy. The belly tanker “The Pursuit of Happiness” is sold. That piece was created from a scrapped 240z strut assembly, check out some progress pics here.
3/13/2012 – It’s been a long time coming, but I finally buckled down and got to this piece. Ford GT. It’s now headed to Texas.
3/01/2012 – Check out “Malfunction“…he sold immediately, but be on the lookout for more robotic creations in the near future! And act quickly, because all 5 ‘bots have been snatched up almost before the welds were cool! Also, watch the video my good buddy Matt snagged as I was in the finishing stages of Malfunction…
2/19/2012 – “Lakes Zombified Roadster” Come down to the Detroit Autorama and see it for yourself!
01/01/2012 – It’s the first day of a New Year. Thank you to everyone that has supported Brown Dog Welding over the last few years, I truly appreciate it!
12/18/2011 – Got a few pieces done this week. The Samurai Robot Assassin, Cyprus(panhead bobber), and Fridge. Fridge is spoken for, but the other two pieces are available. Cyprus was built from copper, brass, stainless steel, and other metal bits. The color is all natural, it’s clear coated. The Robot Assassin is just looking for a head to remove from a body. Mucho more pics in my Gallery.
12/05/2011 – Berzerker. Based on a character from Max Grundy’s “Out of Order“, this dude is up to no good.
11/15/2011 – This Yamaha Cafe racer was the first motorcycle sculpture I had done since last winter. The Punisher skull made from tig welds and a custom frame are also shown below. Both items are sold.
11/06/2011 – This week I took a few days off and headed to Vegas to check out the SEMA show. While I was there the folks at Miller Welders asked for a quick interview:
04/03/2011 – Watch the Pretty Light. I recently started a new blog, check it out if you get a chance! Feel free to comment and/or submit any questions you may have: watchtheprettylight.tumblr.com
02/28/2011 – Back from the Detroit Autorama. The “Little Honker” was auctioned off Saturday and raised $425 for Leader Dogs for the Blind! The ’31 Ford Hot Rod also came out for the first time, and is now available for purchase.
01/18/2011 – The New Year is here! I rang it in the usual way, by welding!
12/21/2010 – Oh man, it’s been too long since an update! Here are three commissioned Christmas gifts: a Yamaha XS650 bobber, a Westfield Sportscar, and a Yorkshire Terrier. Have a terrific Holiday Season!
08/22/2010 – Bras for a Cause and Wedding Initials. For more info on the 2nd annual Bras for a Cause event in Royal Oak, go here: Bras for a Cause Michigan. Last year’s shin dig was a HUGE success, and I can only imagine this year it will be even more spectacular! This aluminum bra “Metamorphosis” and a lot of other cool stuff will be auctioned off to benefit Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit.
And congrats to Kevin and Lindsey Bell for their marriage earlier this month! These initials were placed on their wedding cake table.
07/03/2010 - Have a GREAT 4th of July; Let Freedom Ring!
06/14/2010 – Twice bitten. After seeing the sculpture of the 2011 Ford Mustang GT I recently did, I was then commissioned to build this 2011 Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby Cobra. Thanks to Matt Trombley for the pictures.
05/24/2010 – Back in the day, and on the cutting edge! A couple of my latest projects cover the spectrum, from an old school Flathead powered hot rod, to a new 2011 Ford Mustang GT featuring a 5.0 Coyote engine. The “V-8″ sculpture is available for sale, and you can read the cool story behind the Mustang piece on my blog.
Also, check out my new page on pricing for custom work: www.browndogwelding.com/custompricing
03/12/2010 – The Trophy Truck Killer. This is a sculpture of a Racers Only‘s Rory Ward’s 1989 Chenowth DR2V which has been recently rebuilt and is now powered by a Chevy 5.3L V8. It’s been very successful in it’s rebirth, winning it’s class recently in both the BAJA 1000 and the Laughlin Desert Run.
02/21/2010 – Another “Hot Rod” Abrams tank, and a “client appreciation” bike! As a warning to all my Northern friends, the man I built the Abrams for told me he was planning on using it to invade Canada! The ’82 Yamaha is modeled after my buddy Joe’s bike. He bought 2 pieces from me early on, including the first sculpture I ever made to sell, bike #5 “Dark Rider” as well as #13 “Speed Merchant.” He just made it back from serving our country in Iraq, so figured I’d welcome him home with a thank-you gift.
02/12/2010 – Harley Davidson has a new “Dark Custom” Sportster coming out called the Forty-Eight. It’s low slung and sinister, definitely a mean looking bike. So that’s what I modeled this week’s Year of the Chopper after, the 25th sculpture in the project. Get in on the bidding for it here!
For more pictures: Forty-Eight Sculpture Flickr Set
02/03/2010 – I was recently asked to come up with a sculpture for a retiring firefighter, and this is the result. The fire engine itself is a 1929 Seagrave. I visited the Firehouse Museum in Ypsilanti, Michigan, to get some pictures of the truck, which they have on display. It’s a cool place, I recommend checking it out if you get the chance! I also built a display base with Captain Kosek’s name and dates of service welded to it. The base also incorporates a piece from his first fire truck, a 1969 Mack.
Click on the pics for higher resolution shots!
01/30/2010 – Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and fellas, I made it easy for you this year! After selling out the first run of these Heart pendants in a week, here is run numero dos. For $35 + shipping, you’ll get a stainless steel pendant on an 18″ necklace packaged in a soft black pouch….ready to give to your sweetheart! Click HERE to purchase!
01/23/2010 – This week I was busy building bikes. I did a ’60s Harley flat track bike as the 22nd Year of the Chopper, an Evo powered scoot I call “Twisted Ego” for the Fast Friends charity, and these two HDs for my online store. The top bike is a Panhead called “Nobody,” and below it is the Ironhead Sporty “Hustle.” You can find them in my online store!
01/16/2010 – A Harley Softail, pulling a trailer, hauling a stainless steel fuel tank, with a French bulldog riding along…nothing to see here, move along. This was a piece I did for a Wisconsin based tank manufacturer.
01/08/2010 – Eat, sleep, assassinate, in true ninja fashion. Here is a sculpture I made last week of a 2005 Kawasaki Ninja 650 race bike. You can see the more pictures here: Year of the Chopper.
01/02/2010 – That’s snow fun! Here are a couple of snowmobile sculptures I’ve recently finished up. The top one is a 2005 Artic Cat Sabercat, and the bottom sled is a 1980 Artic Cat El Tigre. You can see progression shots of the Sabercat build here.
12/30/2009 – A 2009 Ram R/T sculpture, I actually did this one for myself. Check out the build, more pictures, and info on my R/T at my blog!
12/27/2009 – Wiener dogs and kitty cats! A few more commissioned Christmas gift…if you’d like something similar, feel free to shoot me an email!
12/17/2009 – This week and last week’s Year of the Chopper bikes, #16(top) and #17(bottom).
12/05/2009 – An Allis Chalmers tractor and a custom bicycle. I was commissioned to build the AC as a Christmas gift for a farmer/dentist, and I was informed that he doesn’t understand the interweb so I’m good to post pics before the 25th! Hit up my gallery for many more pics.
11/15/2009 – This week I tigged together a sculpture of a M1 Abrams tank. I took some liberties with the styling to give it a “moving forward” look. The turret turns 360*, and the barrel moves up and down. You can look at a progression of the build at this Year of the Chopper entry.
11/07/2009 – This week I did my 100th bike! “Nail in the Coffin” is the 11th Year of the Chopper bike, it’s a Knucklehead Harley.
11/01/2009 – A car, a truck, a bike. Last week I did a 1988 BMW M3 Evo 2, a 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, and a 1957 Harley Davidson Panhead. The Panhead was another Year of the Chopper bikes, and the other two pieces were commissioned.
10/21/2009 – More metal mutts and a Triumph Bonneville. “Bonny goes Boom” is the 96th bike that I’ve built. Look for it in the Chopper section of my store, and you can find Jughead, Blaze, Jet, and Picasso in the Sculpture section.
10/12/2009 – Starting November 1st, 2009, there will be a significant price increase on all Brown Dog Welding sculptures.
09/21/2009 – The Year of the Chopper is in full swing, with the 4th motorcycle sculpture(bike #88 overall), on the auction block right now. It’s a 1941 Indian bobber. I also just finished a 1933 Ford hot rod, “Fear Factor”, that I’m pretty geeked about. Check out the removable hard top!
08/31/09 – YearoftheChopper is in week number two, with the auction for Bike #84 “Knuckle Down” starting this morning. It’s an old school knucklehead Harley bobber.
08/19/09 – Well, I started a blog: YearoftheChopper.blogspot. I’m hoping to raise awareness and money for Lifebuilders Detroit and Home Fur-Ever by creating one bike each week for the next year. Each bike will be sold or auctioned off through the blog, with 100% of the proceeds going to these two non-profits. I’m hoping to raise at least $4,000 for them this year! Please check out the blog and spread the word!!!
08/03/09 – I was asked by friend and cancer survivor Catie Hormel to create a piece for Bras for a Cause, which is an event to raise money for Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit. Click on the links for more information on the benefit and the cause, and click HERE to donate online!
07/22/2009 – Metal, fire, guns, and the American flag. A sampling of work from the last couple of weeks:
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06/22/2009 – Me, welding. My friend and photographer Matt Trombley stopped by to take some pics of me “in action” last week. I couldn’t be happier with the results! Check out Matt’s gallery here: izthistaken’s photo gallery. Feel free to contact Matt for any of your picture taking needs at email@example.com. The entire shoot can be seen here: Josh is welding.
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06/01/2009 – Something old and something new. These are two commissioned pieces, one is a blacked out Harley Davidson V-Rod, and the other is an antique tractor.
04/20/2009 – Last week I cooked up a 2004 Harley Heritage Softail and an old English D lawn sculpture, both commissioned as birthday gifts.
03/24/2009 – Stay updated and become part of the Brown Dog Welding network by clicking on the links below!
03/18/2009 – This week the weather has been beautiful and I’ve been able to get a few projects done! The dragster is loosely based on the Bliss Bros. C/Dragster, the motorcycle was inspired by the Hippy Killer’s “Midnight Special”, and the truck is a commissioned sculpture that is a gift for a friend’s dad. It’s based on his 1937 Chevy pickup.
02/21/09- This is a custom Harley Davidson horn cover. The guy I built it for is going to get it chromed, and hopefully I’ll get some more pictures after that…I think it’s gonna look dope!
01/30/09- Make sure to come back to Brown Dog Welding often to check out my gallery. It is updated regularly with my latest work! This week I built a couple bikes(including a Yamaha R1 ), some buckles, and these little guys! They will soon be available in my online store.
01/08/2009- Things that fly! A Piper Warrior plane, a squadron of F-16 Viper jets, and a Vietnam era “Loach” copter were a few of the many commissioned Christmas gifts I was able to create this year.
12/06/2008- This last month has been BUSY!!! I’ve been building buckles, bikes, and other metal models…and we also got BDW t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, hoodies, hats, and beanies! Email me for info on ordering gear at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here: BDW Gear .
11/10/2008- Introducing: Tattooed Metal!! You won’t find belt buckles or keychains like this anywhere else, high grade stainless steel emblazoned with a tig torch and a deft touch. Every design is different, no two pieces are ever the same. Items are available for sale in the BDW online shop .
As always, contact me at email@example.com for custom or personalized work!
10/15/2008- It’s almost Halloween,so get into the “spirit” with Brown Dog Welding votive candle holders that cast a spooky glow wherever they sit! They are available to purchase here: Shop Brown Dog Welding
Also available are these wicked one off belt buckles. Each BDW buckle is unique and handcrafted by me, Josh Welton! These and more custom belt buckles can be purchased here: Brown Dog Welding Belt Buckles
9/13/2008- Ghost Rider!!! I did this two piece sculpture as a 40th birthday gift for the man who first taught me to weld. Johnny Blaze on his unearthly fire-breathing beast:) Check out more photos here: Ghost Rider
8/26/2008- I’ve got a lot of stuff going on right now! Today I finished a model of an old school Ford drag car inspired by a ride I came across in “Rod & Kulture.” You can buy it here: Fast Five Window Ford This weekend is also the 105th anniversary Harley Fest in Milwaukee. Anomaly Design Shop on Brady Street in downtown Milwaukee is carrying a fleet of my bike sculptures, so if your heading over there be sure to check them out! Here are a couple pics of the new car and some of the choppers that will be at the Harley Fest.
8/12/2008 - This 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 sculpture is a commissioned piece I just finished. I added a few of the pics I used for inspiration. You can see more of this car and my other four wheel steel in my gallery: Hot Rods
7/30/2008 – “King the of the Road” is a model of a Harley Road King I welded together. If you’d like your motorcycle replicated shoot me an email! Check out more of my metal model chopper pics here: The Bike Collection
7/11/08 – “The Vine” is a new wall mounted wine rack I came up with. It’s made from mild steel and tig welded together, then clearcoated for a really cool finish. The bottle holder is lined with felt to hold the bottle safe and snug. These racks are $60 each + shipping, if you are interested in one email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .