10 pc. Anodized Titanium
Original Art Work

This 10 piece Nativity of anodized titamium is the original art work of Dr. Truman Teed.  Each piece is painstakingly handcrafted of titanium and color anodized by a unique process perfected and mastered by Dr. Teed.  Each Nativity is original and unique in coloration.  No two Nativity sets are exactly the same.

The expression "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" was never more true than for this Nativity. The anodized colors are highly reactive to the direction and intensity of the light.  They are constantly changing and no two people will see it in exactly the same way. 

Each piece of the Nativity is uniquely decorated on both sides.  This provides the opportunity to display and view the Nativity from any location.  A perfect centerpiece for that special table setting.

This unique Nativity is destined to become a family heirloom passed onto future generations.  Don't miss this opportunity to own, or give as a gift to loved one, this original and unique Nativity. 

The tallest figure in the Nativity is approximately 6.5 inches


What is Anodized Titanium?

Titanium is a light weight, durable metal that is often used in sports equipment, space age technology, orthopedic enhancements, etc.  Artists have adapted titanium for creative uses by anodizing the metal to obtain a broad spectrum of colors. The color and intensity is controlled by the amount of electrical current applied to the metal. Designs can then be created by free form brush strokes or by the use of industrial strength tape to block out areas for coloring. Once a color chart is established for the amount of voltage for each color the artist can accurately control the medium to obtain desired effects of design and coloration.

How to care for Anodized Titanium

  • The skin oils from handling will dull the finish causing the color to dim with use. Simply wash with hot soapy water. Rinse and dry with a soft cloth. A commercial cleaner such as Windex may also be used.

  • Refrain from scratching.

  • Never us abrasive cleaners or polishing compounds.

About the Artist

Truman Teed is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art, University of South Carolina, having taught art and metal smithing in the Art Department for over 30 years.

Specializing in anodized titanium pieces for the garden, timepieces, paintings, ornaments, and jewelry, Truman Teed obtains the details more common in acrylic or oil paintings. Jewelry is both light weight and colorful with detailed themes. Garden ornaments withstand the elements and maintain their luster adding another dimension to the garden colors.

Presently retired, Truman works in his studio in Columbia. He is available for demonstrations and workshops in the areas of metal smithing and anodized titanium. Exhibitions and gallery talks concerning his work can be arranged.

Buyer will pay USPS Priority Mail shipping to Continental U.S.
Additional foreign shipping and optional insurance cost will be determined.