L. Brandon McCullar was born in Tuscaloosa, AL. He studied art at Montevallo, the University of Alabama, Complutense University, Madrid, and the John Campbell Folk School for Black Smithing. He has traveled throughout Europe, Asia, and South America while studying and has shown in galleries in Atlanta ,Alabama, Paraguay, Madrid, and Paris. He's taught art at Stillman College and the University of Alabama and his work has been featured at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA. He now resides in Kinston, NC and co-owns Southern Fried Metal with his wife and fellow artist Heidi McCullar. He designs metal sculpture, custom metal furniture, gates, signs, lighting, and jewelry. He is currently making everything he only dreamed of making as a child in his grandfathers workshop.