Metal Chase

Once the metal has been prepped, our metal chasers re-assemble the art piece by welding the cast pieces together. Then, significant time is taken to chase away the weld and replace the texture in the sculpture. Pneumatic tools are used to restore detail, resulting in an exact representation of the artist's original sculpture.

meet our metal chasers

Zac Gerrard


Zac is our lead metal chaser, welder, fabricator, and also works in casting. With only 9 years experience at Baer Bronze, Zac is absolutely one of the best metal workers in the business. He has also received the following certifcations from the Mountainland Applied Technology College: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), the Blueprint, Symbols, Testing and Inspection Certificate, and the Thermal Cutting Process Certificate. 

Some fun facts about Zac are that if he could only eat one food for the rest of his life he would eat sushi, if he could choose any super power it would be super strength, and his favorite book is "The First Law." 

Hayden Gerrard

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Hayden is an experienced metal worker in welding, chasing, fabrication, and casting. He started at Baer Bronze in 2013 and has been an invaluable member of our team ever since. His favorite part of his job is welding.

If Hayden could only eat one food for the rest of his life he would choose Sushi (a family favorite perhaps?) He seems to be in the right place because his spirit animal is a bear!

Holly Duong

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We are lucky to have Holly on our team as she has made an impact in many departments, most recently focusing in the metal shop. She is a well rounded mixed-media artist who also enjoys wood working, drawing, painting, and ceramics.

Holly's favorite food is rice and favorite book is "The Great Divorce" by C.S. Lewis. She is a dog breeder of adorable chihuahua mixes and her patronus is a ground snake.