Richard H. Crane is a fifth generation Sonoma County farmer.
But when he is not raising the famous Crane Melon, he is creating
his famous metal sculpture. His unique art form incorporates
his welding skills with his vast knowledge of antique farm
equipment. Most of the material he uses is recycled farm equipment
gathered when repairing and renovating equipment. Many of the
parts he uses are rare and hard to find, making each sculpture
a one of a kind original.
Richard H. Crane
Richard is able to see the end product in his pile of scrap
metal and bring his images to life. His fertile imagination
has led to a variety of creatures constructed from 160 years
of Crane Canyon Ranch farm machinery parts. The result is
whimsical and entertaining, with each piece displaying an
extraordinary personality all their own. His work enchances
the home, patio and garden.