About the Artist

John McCoy ArcTyp Metal Arts is a state licensed contractor in Ornamental Iron, CA #953283. Founder John McCoy combines a bachelors' degree in Art Studio from U.C. Santa Barbara with training as a machinist, welder and journeyman carpenter. In this portfolio of skills, ArcTyp clients gain the benefit of working side-by-side with a trained artist who has the experience to construct new ideas professionally.

The company's core business is building gates, railings and furniture with additional abilities in fountains and kinetic sculpture. Media include metals of all types, fine hardwoods and stone. In addition, the company is a pioneer in a figurative sculpture technique called Flashcasting - spraying molten metal into molds made from live models.