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Falmouth craftsman turns request from daughter into business of shaping metal into art


Published on September 1, 2017

Al Mailman stands in his shop located in Falmouth. A hobby that he took up in 2002 is now his job and passion. It started with doing things that his daughter saw online like Rusty flowers and has grown from there. (Mark Goudge/SaltWire Network)

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Making Sparks Fly

Photos/video by Mark Goudge

Al Mailman works on a piece he calls grape vines that he is preparing for sale from his workshop in Falmouth. (Mark Goudge/SaltWire Network)

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Al Mailman spends time at his computer working on ideas to create future metal works of art out of his workshop in Falmouth. What started off as a hobby creating works for his daughter in 2002 has progressed into a job creating custom pieces for customers to creations from his own imagination. (Mark Goudge/SaltWire Network)

When sparks fly during Al Mailman’s work day it is all part of the creative process. (Mark Goudge/SaltWire Network)

Al Mailman shows off a couple of his pieces of work. a butterfly and one he calls “The Ocean” he is doing for a customer in Brooklyn in Queens county. (Mark Goudge/SaltWire Network)