A master metal sculptor, Cliff Dufton is also a professional blacksmith and a wood and metal worker. Mr. Dufton grew up partly in Indonesia where he went to the Jakarta International School, a formative time for the future artist. He later studied art and art history in Florida. He learned his metalwork and welding craft at the Apex Technical School in New York, graduating at the top of his class. Known as a problem solver who continuously experiments with shapes, textures and the patterns heat may generate, Mr. Dufton transforms and create from scrap metal, unusual alloys, old tools, steel bars, or found objects. Every weekday morning, Mr. Dufton mentors emerging artists at The Art Students League of NY where he teaches Metal Sculpture. He also conducts workshops around the city in various institutions including Columbia University.