Carlos nielbock & Can art handworks


Carl A. Nielbock, the founder of CAN Art Handworks, was born in Celle, Germany, and learned the metal crafting trade through formal training as a blacksmith. The development of his talents was inspired by an early appreciation for the fine detail and ornamentation that typifies European architecture. Nielbock moved to Detroit in 1984 and started his own metal workshop on the city's east side near Eastern Market. Since then, with the growth of his business, he has worked on the Fox Theatre, the Spirit of Detroit statue, the Hurlbut Memorial Gate, among other distinguished Detroit landmarks. WO teamed up with TBD Mag to take a deeper look into his workshop/home and discuss his future projects in blacksmithing and green energy. 

Stevie Ansara

Camera Operators
Cody Cochran
Ronnie Darmis


Patrick Sexton