Spotlight On: Mark Wentz

 

 

Mark Wentz is a renaissance man. He can do the following, in no particular order:

  • Blow Glass
  • Weld
  • Forge
  • Carve
  • Sculpt
  • Build
  • Paint
  • Be a cool dad
  • Wrestle

The last one was a curve ball, but it's serious. Mark went to Kent State University on a wrestling scholarship and approaches life with the same competitive, can-do spirit of a trained athlete. Mark and I worked together on Season 4 of HGTV's Elbow Room where we joked that he was every episode's MVP. Need a sculpture? Call Mark! Need something 3D printed? Call Mark! Need something built? Call Mark! He can do it all and does without complaint. He's a laid back dude with talent for days. 

If you need public art made or someone to teach you how to do basically anything, Mark is the guy. He's patient and kind and just an all around great guy. Let's get to know him!

How did you get your start?

I got my start by moving to Georgia and attending Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta.

Was there one job or contact that set the course of your career?

Being awarded the Blooming Hill project in Midtown Atlanta has set the tone for my public art career.

What is your favorite/most successful way to advertise?

The most successful way for me to advertise is word of mouth.

If there was one thing you could change about your career, what would it be?

I would have started it sooner.

What is your favorite stress reliever?

My favorite stress reliever is kayaking and creating something in the studio.

What is your favorite destination?

My favorite place is Interlacken, Switzerland.

To contact Mark for fabrication and/or design, go to his website Americo Glass Fabrication and Design.