Artist House Tour: John Haley forges badass metal work in his Lakewood studio

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John Haley's metal shop studio in Lakewood, CO

Editor's note: Indie Design Blogger Jeanne Connolly loves to see how creative people put their houses together. In this series, she'll be sharing some of her favorite homes, taking us inside the unique private spaces of metro Denver and beyond.

John Haley III is one interesting cat. His art-nouveau-inspired metalwork can be found in artsy homes all around the world. It can also be purchased at or at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival this weekend. You can see what we're talking about on the next few pages as we show his work displayed artfully throughout his midcentury-modern home in Lakewood. Read more to find out what inspires this fascinating metalworker.

See also: Artist House Tour: Featuring Mark and Kristen Sink

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Fabulous metalwork by John Haley III.

Westword: What's in your artist toolbox?

Haley: Pencils, paper, hammers, a power hammer, an anvil, a forge... Tons of other assorted devices. I also use a photocopy machine for a lot of my drawings and designs.

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Haley displays his beautiful work at home.

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Haley's creative dining area in Lakewood.

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Haley's backyard skate ramp

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Skate ramp styling.

What's your neighborhood?

Morse Park neighborhood, near Colfax and Wadsworth in Lakewood.

What's your favorite thing about your neighborhood?

It's very quiet, especially considering how close it is to two major streets, which are highways.

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Haley displays his metalwork at home.

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Gorgeous metalwork against Haley's brightly colored interior wall.

Best local resource?

Thompson's Hobbies and Crafts. They have great art supplies, and I love the fact their signs are handmade and that they don't take credit cards.

Do you rent or own your home?


What's the square footage?

It is 1,400; the studio is around 400.

Continue reading for more of Haley's house.

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