Top Tampa experiences: Rustic Steel Creations offers wild welding classes

Large metal outdoor sculpture of a giant grouper

Rustic Steel Creations is now offering classes in creative welding. They are a custom metal fabrication shop, specializing in all metal applications including sculptures made of scrap metal. After extensive research and having little luck in finding quality creative fabricators, the team decided to start teaching their very own classes. Those interested in learning the fiery art of welding can visit RSC’s website. You can reach out to [email protected] to inquiry about future classes.

Rustic Steel was founded in 2002 by Dominique Martinez. Starting out in Long Island, New York in finance and business, Dominique worked through various positions throughout Corporate America until making the executive decision to become a self-taught artist inTampa. What started out as an overnight hobby in a warehouse among Tampa’s Channelside District, turned into a monstrosity of creations around the greater Tampa Bay Area. 


You can see their work at institutions such as Epicurean Hotel, Miguelito’s Taqueria, the iconic Ugly Grouper, and Ulele. Their front lawn at 3919 N Highland Ave is basically an open air art gallery featuring some of their most prominent works.

Their work can be seen all over both the private and public sector, ranging from Villas and private art collections to 5-star restaurants and hotels, as well as several 9-11 Memorials which have been recognized throughout the service community. The diverse clientele allows Rustic Steel to implement unique and varying styles from industrial to traditional to everything in between.

Rustic Steel is able to bring a homeowners dreams to life, then have that homeowner refer the company to a friend who also happens to own a corporation in search of artwork or signage, as well as teaching their son or daughter to bring out their creative side in one of their welding classes. Rustic Steel has it all and wants to share it with the world.

Steel Dragon | Photo via Rustic Steel Creations

Rustic Steel has a 20,000 square foot facility that they create out of. All of their projects begin with careful planning and custom 2D CAD drawings / 3D modeling of designs, to ensure maximum mechanical stability and reliability. Those hoping to have RSC craft something for them just have to provide their own blueprints or e-mail drawings, and they will gladly satisfy your needs; or one of their talented creators and engineers can propose a design for you. They have the ability to fabricate, roll and bend, laser-cut, or powder-coat any order.

Visit RSC’s website to learn more about the business, and see their full offering of services.


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