Ray Zufelt

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Ray Zufelt


Artist; Occupational; Metal


Profile of artist Ray Zufelt

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Construction and Metal Worker

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Ray Zufelt can make just about anything using pieces of scrap iron, pipe and horseshoes. And these construction and welding skills come in handy when he wants to create lawn furniture from discarded farm equipment or fashion decorative fences and entryways from pieces of sheet steel. A native of Colorado, Ray has lived in the Uintah Basin since high school and has worked in many industries including agriculture, oil extraction and home construction.

After working hours, he enjoys combining his welding skills with his own imagination to make miniatures that depict the everyday western lifestyle of his community. Some of his creations go beyond replicating old-time machinery and activities in miniature, becoming sculptures that capture the romanticism of the cowboy way of life.



“Ray Zufelt,” Utah Folk Arts, accessed April 18, 2024, https://utahfolkarts.omeka.net/items/show/226.

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