Detroit Gallery of Metals is a cultural institution established to celebrate, preserve, and explore the role of metal arts in Detroit and around the World. From Benin Bronze sculptures of West Africa, and iron elements of the Industrial Revolution, ornamental metalworks from the Detroit’s most historic architecture, to the future of sustainable metal arts technology, the Detroit Gallery of Metals is a wonderland of metal arts and history.
Founded by Carlos Nielbock, a modern-day alchemist and Master Metal Craftsmam, known for transforming raw metal into beautiful things, he has been using that talent to renew the faded beauty of Detroit’s magnificent old buildings for almost 30 years. C.A.N. Art Handworks, an ornamental metal handcrafting studio on Detroit’s east side has worked relentlessly to restore
Detroit’s skyline to it's original grandeur as the "Paris of North America." Detroit Gallery of Metals is located at CAN Art Handworks Inc. Headquarters in the Eastern Market District in Detroit.
Born in Celle, Germany, Nielbock has been bending iron since he was 14. He specializes in reproducing historical, decorative architecture found decorating some of Detroit's most historic buildings from the Fox Theatre to Belle Isle.
Renowned for his meticulous attention to detail and beauty, he is a foremost authority in Detroit for historic preservation and conservation of metalworks, and has been collecting historic metal artifacts and curiosities for over 30 years. Due to his extensive collection, he was named a major custodian of metals art and by Unesco, and is an International Unesco Ambassador representing Detroit as a City of Design.
Carlos Nielbock featured in TBD Magazine,