Nana Schowalter ~ Sculptor
 

 

 
 

Nana Schowalter's Blacksmith Shop Nana Schowalter has a background in fine art, earning an MFA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1987, with an emphasis on sculpture. She was first introduced to blacksmithing in 1984. Nana's work includes interior sculpture, garden sculpture, and commission work. She combines iron, copper, and brass in works inspired by the images of ancient cultures from around the world. She has exhibited and taught nationally. Nana lives in rural southwestern Wisconsin and works in the original Postville Blacksmith Shop, built in 1856.
 
Nana Schowalter's Blacksmith Shop Education
1979-1980
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

1980-1987
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., M.F.A.

1987-Present
Working artist specializing in hot forged and fabricated steel sculpture