Inge Giebel – Artist Biography
German born interpreter, Inge Giebeler, started her creative career in Perth in 1983 as a knitwear designer. After moving to a sheep property near Beverley/WA, Inge became a wool classer and still works on the family farm. Life on the land inspired her creativity and Inge chose jewellery making as her new artistic direction. For many years she supplied WA’s leading galleries with her European influenced work. In 2011 it was time for a change again. Inge learned how to use a plasma cutter and after months of practice, she is now handcrafting some amazing pieces of ornamental steel art.
Inge’s Metal Art pieces are crafted in 3mm Corten weathering steel, which is the preferred choice of metal for sculptors because of its beautiful rusting attributes and durability. Inge lets all her work rust naturally in her garden and refuses to us a much faster chemical process. Unlike computerized laser cutting, Inge works with a plasma cutter which means that each piece is a uniquely handcrafted individual.
‘My inspiration comes from the world around me – nature, people, architecture, photography, books and magazines’.