W. R. Nager Metalsmith & Sculptor

                                      Lakeland, Florida  33811

                           1-863-398-4995  Fax - 1-863-500-9342

                  www.wrnagersculptor.com      www.blacksmithdesigns.com 




Works in aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, stainless steel, and mild steel (wrought iron)




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)

Wall Sculpture


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 lamps

Outdoor sculpture (Rubin Development Corp., ICOT Center, Ulmerton  Road, Largo)

Signs:  Freestanding

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 Grande, Fla.).,
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.
& 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




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)