Bio

Adams, Doug

After 30 years of working in the steel industry Doug’s passion for creating unique one of a kind Metal Sculptured Bells using many of the same techniques and processes he became so familiar with in the Steel Mill are now made manifest in his artistic endeavors. Making a sculpture out of old found objects and persuading it to succumb to his will is the challenge that Doug has thrived on in his work.

Items that might end up in junkyards or farmers backyards are all potential art objects in waiting. In many Asian cultures the combination of stone & steel is considered (ZEN) or good fortune. That is why you see the stones so prominently displayed in his beautiful work. Many of them are from faraway places that Doug has visited. Doug also incorporates fused glass from recycled bottles created by his wife, artist Dianne Adams.

Doug’s beautiful signature garden bells with their unusual and eye catching designs have found international acclaim & and are in public and private collections. His award winning designs are cutting edge. Doug’s work is truly one of a kind.

Doug currently resides with his amazing artist wife Dianne and their aspiring artist son Ryan in Southern Idaho, living their dream!

The Artists' Work

Gong
Gong, 51"H x 20" W x 12" H 60lbs
Lone Tree III
Lone Tree III, 42" H x 16" W x 12" D 35lbs
Case
Case, 65"H x 20"W x 24" D 75lbs
Olympia
Olympia, 85"H x 38"W x 20"D 75lbs
Torsion
Torsion, 74"H x 33"W x 12"D 110lbs
Draw Bar
Draw Bar, 60"H x 20"W x 6.5"D 55lbs
Circle Wave
Circle Wave, 42"H x 19"W x 6.5"D 70lbs
Pirates
Pirates, 58"H x 21"W x 19"D 75lbs
Tonto
Tonto, 16"H x 16"W x 8"D 20lbs- SOLD
Torque IV
Torque IV, 20"H x 16"W x 10"D 25lbs
St. Paul SOLD
St. Paul SOLD, 29"H x 15"W x 6.5"D 20lbs
Obsession
Obsession, 41" H x 17" W x 6.5" D 40lbs- SOLD
Tendoy
Tendoy, 42" H x 16" W x 12" D 35lbs
Emperor
Emperor, 74"H x 33"W x 12"D 110lbs
Zig Zag
Zig Zag, 58"H X 17"W X 14"D 65 Lbs
Forge III
Forge III, 33"H X 24"W X6"D 35Lbs
Flight
Flight, 30"H X 20"W X 7"D 85 lbs- SOLD
Wave Gear
Wave Gear, 44"H X 22"W X 9"D 60 Lbs
Crest III
Crest III, 44"H X 16"W X 9"D 30 Lbs- SOLD
1895
1895, 60"H X 24"W X 16"D 70 Lbs
Dontez III
Dontez III, 54"H X 18"W X 14"D 80 lbs
Satilla
Satilla, 22" H X 14" W X 10" D 20 Lbs- SOLD
Torque V
Torque V, 33" H x 21" W x 10" D 100lbs
Roundup II
Roundup II, 91" H X 22" W X 13" D 130 lbs
Del Sol IV
Del Sol IV, 69" H X 25" W X 14" D 80 lbs- SOLD
Caldera
Caldera, 36" H X 14" W X 10" D 20 lbs
Torque IV,
Torque IV,, 20" H x 16" W x 10" D 25 lbs
Tangled
Tangled, 62" H x 24" W x 13" D 80lbs- SOLD
Saipan
Saipan, 66" H X 33" W X 16" D 60 lbs
Hames
Hames, 49" H x 16" W x 13" D 50lbs
Bypass
Bypass, 58" H x 25" W x 16" D 80 lbs
Slantstone
Slantstone, 67" H x 21" W x 13" D 60 lbs
Farrier
Farrier, 40" H x 19"W x 12" D 35 lbs
Torque II
Torque II, 38" H x 12" W x 6" D 30 lbs
Weave
Weave, 39" H x 17" W x 6" D 35 lbs
CIRCLES
CIRCLES, 72" H x 15"W x 12" D 70lbs
Shelter
Shelter, 59" H X 34" W X 13" D 80 lbs- SOLD
Howitzer
Howitzer, 75 H X 18" W X 18" D 55 lbs
Fore
Fore, 43" H X 16" W X 12" D 60 lbs