ARTIST Ulric Steiner has sculpted his talents into a successful career.
The 66-year-old will open his studio on Saturday and Sunday as part of the Arcadian Artists Trail and Art Exhibition.
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Eight artists will invite the public into their private work spaces to view and possibly purchase their creations which are on display.
Steiner said his father had a significant influence on his career.
"My father was a sculptor and I started when I was about six or seven," he said.
"I went to school and studied engineering and 23 years ago I decided to make a living off my art."
Steiner's choice of material includes stainless steel and glass.
Creating a piece can be complicated and the time it takes can vary.
"Some could take one day, others four months," he said.
"First I make a drawing on my work bench, then I shape and weld the pieces together.
"It's a process that requires a lot of patience — if I didn't have that I would starve."
Mr Steiner was born in Switzerland and moved to Australia 36 years ago.
He encouraged anyone interested in art to visit the exhibition and his workshop.
The exhibition will feature work from artists from Dural, Galston, Arcadia, Fiddletown and Berrilee.
There will also be artists from out of the area featured in the exhibit.
Three of the venues will provide Devonshire tea, cake and biscuits.
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