Grand Valley and surrounding area are blessed to have many artisans in our midst, one of which I would like to introduce you to named Ralph Scheiwiller.
Ralph is the owner and creator behind Inspired Iron. Ralph’s beautiful and inspiring metal sculptures can be found right here in Grand Valley and beyond.
Ralph grew up in Grand Valley, he moved away for 5 years and then came back. Ralph’s wife Tania is the face behind our local Ace Hardware and Ice Cream Shoppe.
Ralph started working and designing with metal as a hobby and subsequently entered local art competitions. He said his hobby progressed gradually into more when customers started to ask for custom pieces and he created a product line.
Ralph said this past year with stores being closed has really gotten him out of his comfort zone as he couldn’t afford to say no to any project. He has learned more techniques and welding tricks out of desperation than he ever would have learned otherwise.