TIM is MOVING MOUNTAINS August 04 2015, 1 Comment

Tim's latest (and greatest!) endeavor is called 'MOVING MOUNTAINS' where he takes Stainless Steel Tiles and engraves gorgeous mountain scenes on them.

This is a blog that the owner of STAINLESS STEEL TILE, Inc. has curated to spread the word...

One of the pleasant surprises about owning Stainless Steel Tile, Inc. has been the special relationships we have formed with many of our customers. 

One such relationship is with a very special artist, Tim Andrew, who lives in a remote mountain setting in the Arrow Lakes region of the West Kootenays. 

Tim and his partner have been producing one of a kind wearable metal art and accessories under the business name THE RAVE 'N' IRON for the past 11 years. 

What you won't see there yet is the reason for our connection with Tim - incredible mountain scenes using our stainless steel tiles as his canvas.  Our original contact was an email that he attached three pictures of what I thought were three different mountain scenes.  It turned out that the images were all of the same tile taken from different angles.

His art becomes a living, changing picture as the viewer moves.

His works evoke the strong emotional attachment Tim has with the mountains. 

Indeed, the first pictures he sent immediately transported me back to a time just before Christmas in 1995 and a helicopter flight through the German, Austrian and Czech Alps on the initial deployment to establish the Implementation Force (IFOR) for Bosnia.

 MOVING MOUNTAINS Stainless Steel Tile Art

Tim's art is unusual because of the tools and techniques he uses.  Tim is a self-taught creative metal smith with a background in aircraft sheet metal, tool and die and blacksmith work.  He has been practicing and perfecting his passion as a metal artist since 1998. He freehand engraves using high-speed rotary tools that he modifies to suit his needs.

Tim travels extensively across Canada showing their work at juried art shows and various craft fairs and festivals.

As I am writing this piece, his current series 'MOVING MOUNTAINS' features landscapes on stainless steel and will be exhibited as a solo show from July 21 to August 9 at Studio Connexion Gallery in Nakusp BC, Canada.

Presently Tim's works on stainless steel tile are only available at live events.

J. Lynton Brooke

President of


MOVING MOUNTAINS solo art show Tim Andrew

If you've had a chance to see any of the MOVING MOUNTAINS and they 'moved' YOU in any way we would love to hear about it!

One of the pleasant surprises about owning Stainless Steel Tile, Inc, has been the special relationships we have formed with many of our customers. - See more at: http://www.stainlesssteeltile.com/blog/art-on-stainless-steel-from-north-of-the-border/#sthash.ZLKsyNbk.dpuf
One of the pleasant surprises about owning Stainless Steel Tile, Inc, has been the special relationships we have formed with many of our customers. One such relationship is with a very special artist, Tim Andrew, who lives in a remote mountain setting in the Arrow Lakes region of the West Kootenays. Tim and his partner Giselle have been producing one of a kind wearable metal art and accessories under the business name THE RAVE ‘N’ IRON for the past 11 years. - See more at: http://www.stainlesssteeltile.com/blog/art-on-stainless-steel-from-north-of-the-border/#sthash.ZLKsyNbk.dpuf

One of the pleasant surprises about owning Stainless Steel Tile, Inc, has been the special relationships we have formed with many of our customers. One such relationship is with a very special artist, Tim Andrew, who lives in a remote mountain setting in the Arrow Lakes region of the West Kootenays. Tim and his partner Giselle have been producing one of a kind wearable metal art and accessories under the business name THE RAVE ‘N’ IRON for the past 11 years. Check their site out at www.theraveniron.com. What you won’t see there yet is the reason for our connection with Tim.

Tim started creating incredible mountain scenes using our stainless steel tiles as his canvas. Our original contact was an email that he attached three pictures of what I thought were three different mountain scenes. It turned out that the images were all of the same tile taken from different angles. His art becomes a living changing picture as the viewer moves. His works evoke the strong emotional attachment Tim has with the mountains. Indeed, the first pictures he sent immediately transported me back to a time just before Christmas in 1995 and a helicopter flight through the German, Austrian and Czech Alps on the initial deployment to establish the Implementation Force (IFOR) for Bosnia.

- See more at: http://www.stainlesssteeltile.com/blog/art-on-stainless-steel-from-north-of-the-border/#sthash.ZLKsyNbk.dpuf