Kathleen Yano Lapso's
Hello and welcome! I am a second generation metal sculptor based out of North Royalton, Ohio-just south of Cleveland (the rust belt). At twelve years old I learned welding at the side of my father, metal sculptor Al Yano. All of my work is copper, brass, bronze and aluminum and most of the pieces can be hung either way, horizontally or vertically. I achieve the brilliant colors by using a mix of heat firings , acids, paints and dyes. Each piece is unique because the humidity and temperature have a great effect on the heating and drying processes. All my works are originals and have their own personality, therefore I do not post my works online to sell. (Well, actually with the cancellation of all of my shows due to Covid-19, I have posted available work on this website.) I (still) believe good original work you should buy in person. I want you to fall in love with one of my designs and form a connection between you, the piece and myself-the maker. That connection is something we rarely get in this fast paced world. I want this piece of art to be something you cherish for years to come. Designs will often be repeated but no two pieces will ever be the same. Thank you for taking the time to visit my site and see where I will be. Please email me if you have any questions or comments! - Kathleen
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
- Thomas Merton