W. R. Nager Metalsmith & Sculptor
Lakeland, Florida 33811
1-863-398-4995 Fax - 1-863-500-9342
Works in aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, stainless steel, and mild steel (wrought iron)
TYPES OF WORKS
Furniture (coffee tables, dining room tables and Chairs, beds, and headboards)
Decorative window grilles and doors
Staircases, spiral and straight
Copper hoods for stoves and fireplaces
Birdcages (brass and stainless steel)
Candelabra and lamps
Religious articles (crucifixes, processional crosses, Baptismal fonts, tabernacles)
Exterior: Iron gates and railings (Berkeley Preparatory School, St. Lawrence Church)
Benches (Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Tampa) Decorative window grilles
Decorative security screens (for glass panels adjoining Front doors)
Weathervanes (Deborah Kent Building, South Dale Mabry)
Ornamental mailboxes and mailbox stands.
Outdoor sculpture (Rubin Development Corp., ICOT Center, Ulmerton Road, Largo)
Wall (The Manors at White Trout Lake, Orange Grove Drive, Carrollwood)
Building (Misener Marine)
Institutional and Public:
St.Lawrence Catholic Church; Good Shepherd Episcopal Church;
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church; St. Joseph's Hospital Franciscan Sisters' Chapel (Tampa);
St. Luke's Catholic Church (Palm Harbor); Jewish Community Center (Sun City);
Berkeley Preparatory School; City of Tampa, Ybor City State Museum;
Florida State Fair Association .
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Professional: (interior designers, advertising agencies, architects, engineers, contractors Developers, hotels, resorts, restaurants): Bryant King and Associates, First Design Group, Francine Newton and Associates, Fletcher and Valenti, Florida Tectonics, National Advertising Corporation, Division of 3M, Wood Graphics, Sign Concepts, John Hall Advertising, Masterpiece Homes,
Lin-Ron Construction, Bowen Construction (Boca Grande, Fla.), Beaumont Properties (Denver, Colo.),
Brittany Apartments, Marriott
Hotel, Innisbrook Resort, Sampan Restaurant (Largo, Fla.), Uncle Henry's Restaurant (Boca
Jeanne Booth Interiors, Miami, Fla., Lester Register Construction Company, Lakeland, Fl., Duffala Von Thaden, Tampa,
Sam Rosenberg Designs, West Palm Beach, Florida
Corporate: Pepsi-Cola, Misener Marine Corp., Jim Walter Corp., Celotex Division, Pursley
Nursery Centers, Brokers:
Eckerd Drugs, Badcock Furniture, Be-Mac Nursery and Landscaping. Tampa Port Authority, Burdines,
"General" Rent-a-Car, (National TV Ad), Rubin Development Corporation, The Paragon Group, Cheval Polo & Golf Club, Tampa,
Tile World of ltaly, Hedonism II, Negril, Jamaica, Related Group, Miami
Individual: Dr. Leslie
Chisholm, (residence, Avila); Dr, James Ver'sells, (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.); Dr. R. Mozingo, (Redington Beach, Fla.);
Jack Eckerd, (residence, Clearwater); Mary Badcock, (residence, Boca Grande, Fl.); The King of Malaysia, (stainless steel birdcage, 1986); Doyle Carlton Residence, Wauchula; Chief Magistrate, Judge Paul Game, Tampa; Donna & Rick Barrs, Florida Playground & Steel Co.; Walton H. Chancey & Associates Architects; Dr. & Mrs. Martin Adleman, Tampa; Dr.& Mrs. Robert Greenberger, Tampa;
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Pepin, Pepin Distributors, Tampa; Dr. & Mrs. William Hunter, St. Petersburg; Mr. & Mrs. Van McNeel, McNeel Corporation, Tampa; Mr. & Mrs. Jim Ferman, Ferman Chevrolet, Tampa; Pat & Chris Sullivan, Owners, The Outback Steakhouse; Timothy Gannon, Owner, The Outback Steakhouse; Terry & Linda Bollea (Hulk Hogan), Belleair, FL; Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Sandler, Boca Raton;
Mr. Wayne Heizenga, Ft. Lauderdale, Mrs. Irsay, Bal Harbour, Fl., owner Indianapolis Colts.
Richard & Jeanette Brandon, Heir to London Fog, Key Largo, Fl., Maurio & Julie Fancelli, daugh1ter of Publix Supermarket founder,
Backstage Technologies, Universal Studios, Winter Park, Florida, (ironwork Harry Potter Films),
John Oliva, Oliva Tobacco Company, George Steinbrenner, owner New York Yankees, Busch Gardens, Tampa,
Gretchen Riley, Ocean Reef, Florida, Diane McNeel-Plotkin, Nokomis, Florida
TELEVISION, NEWS, AND PROFESSIONAL JO11URNAL COVERAGE
Interview: Alan Wendt, First News, Channel 13, Tampa, FL, December, 1987
Interview, Eric Hobbs, "Art with an Iron hand", lead article (with pictures), Bay
Life section, Tampa Tribune, September 1987.
Reprinted in Tampa Bay Times Peninsular edition, and in Tampa Tribune Pasco - Hernando and St. Petersburg editions.
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"Blacksmiths Reviving an Ancient
Trade," (with picture), Tampa
Tribune, 28 July 1985.
Interview, Virginia Little, with two other participants in the 1985 Collectors' Auction, Channel 3, WEDU, Tampa, FL May 1985.
Man of Iron, Czechoslovakia's Leading Metal Sculptor Forges Ahead in America," (with picture) Tampa Tribune, June 1982.
In The Anvil's
Ring, professional journal of ABANA (Artist Blacksmiths Association Of North America),
various articles, including article on gates.
In The Fabricator, professional journal of NOMMA (National Ornamental Miscellaneous Metals Association),
article on copper and brass sculpture.
Interview, Todd Tongen, Channel 10, Ten's Taxi, live on 5:00 news, August 1999.
Ornamental Ironwork - An Illustrated Guide to Its Design, History & Use in American Architecture ,
by Susan and Michael Southworth, by MCGraw-Hill, Inc., 1992
Ironwork Today 2, Inside & Out, By Jeffrey B. Snyder, Schiffer Publishing Company, 2008
Ironwork Today 3, Inside & Out, By Jeffrey B. Snyder, Schiffer Publishing Company, 2011
Exhibitor, St. Petersburg Center for the Arts
Demonstrator, World Congress of Metalsmiths in Alfred, New York September exhibition
at Southeast Bank, Redington Shores, Florida
Demonstrator, Ybor Folk Festival, Tampa, FL
Participant in First International Congress of Artist Blacksmiths in Aachen, West Germany, May 1986.
Contributor of iron work used in forging International
Peace Bridge. Iron work featured in accompanying exhibition. WEDU Collectors' Auction: First place, Sculpture.
Demonstrator, Florida State Fair, Tampa.
Member, ABANA (Artist Blacksmiths Association of North America) Member, NOMMA (National Ornamental Miscellaneous Metals Association)