Dace Koenigsknecht watched his father work with sheet metal for as long as he can remember. He grew up in St. Johns, and after brief stints in other communities, has returned to that community with his wife, step-son, and two daughters. Though he obtained degrees in history and historic preservation, Dace has found himself immersed in the world of art, and it's quite shiny for this metal worker.
Dace has been crafting and creating metal pieces of art for just a short six years. “I learned everything I know by eye,” he said with smile. Dace works primarily with reclaimed metal, pieces of steel and iron that might look like nothing but rusty sheets to anyone else. To Dace, there are images captured in each piece just calling out to be put together into something unique.