Located in the sunny valley of San Jose, CA lives metal artist Maurice Connolly who has taken a modern approach to wine barrel bands. Starting back in 2007, Maurice Connolly got his inspiration from a small sphere, his girlfriend spotted, made of metal hoops. With 20 years of wood working and some metal working under his belt, Maurice Connolly believed he could reinvent the simple, but extraordinary design he saw. Maurice Connolly took those designs and expanded them on a much larger scale using wine barrel bands for his main material. Molding and shaping the bands, Maurice has created modern spherical art that touches on rustic appeal. From large spheres ranging in 30’ or hanging baskets molded with LEDs, Maurice Connolly's imagination is on over drive to find new ways to use the brands for art. Maurice Connolly is passionate about reclaiming material that would have been thrown away and reusing them to make beautiful works of art. Each of Maurice Connolly's pieces is specially crafted, handmade, and unique; no two are ever the same.
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