Dr. Steampunk - Artsmith Craftworks

Recycling the World one Masterpiece at a time…

Steampunk airship 002

Today’s post is a recently finished Victorian style steampunk airship. This one is approximately 24″ in length overall and has very decorative stabilizer fins and a wooden propeller with scaffolded prop struts.

As always, this airship uses repurposed/found object, cardboard, paper and papier-mâché in its construction. How many recognizable objects can you identify?

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I encourage comments and dialogue. Drop me a line to ask questions, make suggestions or order a custom airship of your very own!

Stephan J. Smith is the artist and sculptor at Artsmith Craftworks in Swartz Creek, MI. Using recycled and repurposed materials, Stephan builds a myriad of sculpted wonders, including fantastic and whimsical steampunk airships that have amazed and delighted fans for years. A passion for reusing and upcycling found items into beautiful and amazing art is what drives Stephan to make art that both teaches and inspires. Stephan also does commissioned work and is available to do talks and classes on repurposing/upcycling and may be reached at ArtSmithCraft@yahoo.com or by phone at 810-516-7381.

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  1. J. Pario March 4, 2014

    Beautiful work! I’m sure there are lots of details that don’t show up in photos. I love the element of fantasy, and the embellishment on the bottom between the two pillars.

    Congrats, also, on having your work in Hollywood!

  2. CTY December 9, 2014

    I am but an amateur and would like to make a ship for a centerpiece at my son’s wedding. I noticed your kit is no longer for sale, do you have written & illustrated directions I can purchase?

    • admin January 7, 2015 — Post Author

      It’s true that I don’t have any complete airship kits ready to go, but depending on your time lines, it may be possible for me to prepare some for you. Let me know if that is something you’d be interested in. The construction of the airship bodies are not complicated, but are a bit tedious and kind of need to be built on a form to get straight.

      Stephan Smith
      Artsmith Craftworks

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