Ed Kidera is an accomplished Metal Sculptor who has over 7,700 signed pieces of his art in private and corporate collections. Since 1992, Ed has participated in over 350 Fine Arts and Craft Shows across the country and continues to do so. His work also resides in numerous Art Galleries across the county. Ed’s creations include: Bells, mailboxes, furniture, birdbaths, lamps, clocks, candle sticks, andirons, trellises, fantasy weapons, iPod speakers, rocket packs, and airships. He creates all of his metal sculpture using steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, and bronze.
Ed’s schooling as an engineer has greatly influenced his work. Where he once designed large equipment that went on and in the ocean, he now designs his artwork not only for its appearance, but for its function and durability. Ed lives on six acres surround by state park in western Howard County, with his wife, two dogs, a cat and lots of goldfish. He and Brenda have two wonderful and talented daughters.
1971 – Graduated Salem Central High in Paddock Lake, WI
1973 – Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology – University of Wisconsin Parkside
1978 – Master of Science in Ocean Engineering – Florida Atlantic University
1995 – Baer School, Baltimore, MD – Series of seventeen bells for the courtyard of school
2000 – Thunderhill Elementary School, Columbia, MD – Series of bells designed with help from the students
2012 – ARTsites 2012 Howard County, MD – Temple Bell
2013 – ARTsites 2013 Howard County, MD– Lady skateboarder and child on a tricycle
2013 – Mall in Columbia Plaza – General Growth Properties, Columbia, MD – A four piece band with instruments
2014 – Mall in Columbia Plaza – General Growth Properties, Columbia, MD – Mother and child, man on a bench, pair of dancers, and five gremlins.
2015 – Long Reach Village Center, Columbia, MD – Potter and Artist
1978 – 1981- Engineer – Johns Hopkins/Applied Physics Laboratory – Laurel, MD
1981 – 1982 – Associate Professor – US Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD
1982 – 1991 – Self-employed – Engineering consultant
1991 – Present – Professional Metal Sculptor
Recent Article: Art in Motion, The Fabricator, January 2015, online version.