Featured Materials – Machinery Technique

Want to explore other “Featured Materials”? Check out the entire blog series here. Want to inquire about a new project at your home or commercial property? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

Tips – How To Enhance Your Estate With Metal Sculptures

This week Padilla Designs brings you a spin off of our blog series “Education” where we will be sharing some inside tips and pictures on how to enhance your estate with a variety of custom decorative and functional metal sculpture. What ever stage of construction you may be in there are opportunities to use metal sculpture to weave your style … Read More

Featured Material – Patina

Welcome back to another installment of Padilla Designs blog series “Featured Materials”.   In this blog we would like to take you into the world of patina finishes and the unique way these chemical processes are used by our artist to add color and texture to our custom metal sculptures. Patina is a living finish that naturally evolves and transforms over … Read More

Featured Material – Corten Steel

Fun fact: Corten steel was originally developed by the US Steel Co. in the 1930’s to resist corrosion and abrasion to their ore wagons. Weathering steel – often referred to as Corten steel, is a group of steel alloys developed to resist corrosion and eliminate the need for painting. Exposure to weather over time causes the material to form a natural … Read More

Featured Material – Aluminum

The Padilla Designs blog features a series called “Featured Materials”, dedicated to sharing what we love about the fascinating raw materials that come through our studio on a regular basis. We regularly work with copper, brass, bronze, stainless steel, aluminum, cor-ten steel, a variety of high-end hardwoods, and enjoy teaching our clients about the wonders of these natural elements and … Read More

Featured Material – Stainless Steel

The Padilla Designs blog features a series called “Featured Materials”, dedicated to sharing what we love about the fascinating raw materials that come through our studio on a regular basis. We regularly work with copper, brass, bronze, stainless steel, aluminum, cor-ten steel, a variety of high-end hardwoods, and enjoy teaching our clients about the wonders of these natural elements and … Read More

Larry Padilla’s Sculpture of Time

This week on our blog, we wanted to take you on a trip back in time, to the beginning of Padilla Designs, before Larry Padilla and his clan transformed the Family business into what it is today. We hope you enjoy! Larry is always willing to share his story with those whose attention his sculpture “Peace of Time” grabs, with … Read More

Featured Materials – Brass & Bronze

New on the Padilla Designs blog is a series called “Featured Materials”, dedicated to sharing what we love about the fascinating raw materials that come through our studio on a regular basis. We regularly work with copper, brass, bronze, stainless steel, aluminum, cor-ten steel, a variety of high-end hardwoods, and enjoy teaching our clients about the wonders of these natural … Read More

Featured Materials – Copper

Copper - U.S. Geological Survey

New on the Padilla Designs blog is a series called “Featured Materials”, dedicated to sharing what we love about the fascinating raw materials that come through our studio on a regular basis. We regularly work with copper, brass, bronze, stainless steel, aluminum, cor-ten steel, a variety of high-end hardwoods, and enjoy teaching our clients about the wonders of these natural … Read More