Gary Hovey began metalworking in a fine art foundry in 1981 where he became the head of the metal shop. Following this, he gained years of experience as a skilled welder and metal fabricator. Since 2004 Gary has been shaping forks, knives, and spoons into realistic forms and calling them Hoveyware. Hovey + Flatware = Hoveyware.
This chapter of his art career began ten years after the onset of Parkinson's disease. "Since I can't work a regular job anymore, making my art gives me purpose. I want my story to inspire others to look for what they can do despite what has happened to them."
Gary has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. At local, regional, and multi-state shows he has won many honors including the best of the show, first place, and people's choice awards. His sculptures can be seen at www.hoveyware.com and at Gallery 2:ten, Sidney, Ohio. Though commissions are accepted, there is a waiting list. Gary lives in rural New Knoxville, Ohio with his wife, Tonnie.