Steven W. Bush – smARTworks

Custom Metal Sculptures & Functional Art

Steven Bush is a third-generation iron worker, whose passion for creating art built to stand the test of time was learned at his grandfather’s knee.

Commission Process

Great art starts with a meeting of the minds

Steven Bush, owner of smARTworks, loves meeting with clients to bring their vision of functional and beautiful metalwork pieces to life.

Featured Projects


“A lack of response from another metal artist had me searching the internet for a Columbus-based metal artist. Finding SmARTworks is the best thing that happened to us. From our first commission of a 10-foot wine bottle tree topped by a heron weathervane for our yard to our most recent commission of a metal powder-coated outdoor table frame to hold a granite top, working with Steven Bush is always a pleasure. He takes our ideas and translates them into a vision we could never have imagined. We consider ourselves lucky to have 9 Steven Bush originals and treasure every one of them! If you’re thinking about commissioning Steven for a piece and want to see his work, we’re happy to share them with you!”

John and Ann Lodder

“In the 1990’s, my husband and I asked Steve Bush to make us a coffee table. We were so enamored with the quality and uniqueness of the finished piece, we continued to ask for more items. So, for nearly 30 years, I have been decorating my home with Steve Bush freestanding metal art. I have artwork both inside my home and in my outside landscape.

We are now embarking on a new endeavor…Steve is consulting with us on finish items of the restoration of my home. Everything from items defining the theme of my areas to drawer pulls in my kitchen. We are totally in awe of his creative ideas and the executed artwork which results. Thanks, Steve!”

Nancy and Steve Vargo

“My son Steve is a born artist. He started drawing and creating at a young age. He learned to weld from his grandfather and father when he was about 8 years old…helping his disabled grandfather to repair farm equipment.

All that stated, I know his greatest attribute is his integrity. He is extremely honest and never neglects to follow through with his commitments and promises.

That quality along with artistic ability makes me proud of Steve as a son and a person.”

Betty Bush, Steve's mom