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kmerrill79 on May 25, 20215 out of 5 stars
Item as described. Super fast shipping. Looks great on top of my dog’s crate.
erblanton on Apr 3, 20215 out of 5 stars
Shipped the next day and arrived in great condition. So adorable I love it and will definitely buy from again!!
Jim on Jan 23, 20215 out of 5 stars
Brings bits of metal to life with warmth and personality. An absolute delight!
Kemp on Jan 10, 20215 out of 5 stars
Great item. Fast shipping.
Reviewed by Inactive on Dec 30, 20205 out of 5 stars
Great talent depicting a real-to-life Parrot. Great packaging to ensure a safe delivery. I love the solid weight. Quick delivery. Thank you Josh, for another great piece of artwork. I highly recommend this artist.
Sally on Dec 14, 20205 out of 5 stars
Outstanding metal sculpture using many tools. My husband is sure to love this Christmas gift! Thank you!
556fmj on Nov 5, 20205 out of 5 stars
Thank you very much! Metal kitty was packaged very well and arrived in purrfect condition.
Reviewed by Inactive on Oct 8, 20205 out of 5 stars
Fast delivery. Very detailed. Very cute.
Reviewed by Inactive on Aug 29, 20205 out of 5 stars
What a great sculpture. I might even purchase a second Owl. The artistry involving the cutlery is incredible. The attention to detail is second to none. Again, another fast delivery. Easy communication with Josh on all levels. I highly recommend this artist.
I love creating !
I can remember when I was about 13, I found a nut and bolt Don Quixote sculpture at a yard sale (I still have it!!). I told my mom that I wanted to make stuff like that. Little did I know... years later I started doing it!
Iam a self-taught artist and welder. I started out restoring old cars, that’s where I learned the basics of welding. I really enjoyed it and in 2006 I started creating sculptures from scrap metal parts as a hobby and doing local (FL) shows.
In October of 2017 I followed my passion and took the leap! I am now a full time artist and travel to shows selling my work at festivals and fairs. It was a little scary, but I knew this is what I really wanted to do. There are a lot of challenges in this line of business of course, but once I committed I knew I made the right choice. I love what I do and being able to do it full time is a blessing.
I am often inspired by nature and a part I find that “speaks” to me until I make it into a sculpture. I enjoy creating them and am always looking to make people smile.
Owner, Maker, Imagination Engineer, First Class
I love creating things. You see a rusty old tool, I see a lizard. I am constantly expanding my horizons and having fun while living life.
All Of The Things
She's been behind the scenes for years, booking shows, buying supplies, setting up the websites, social media, and doing the books. More recently, she's been out in the shop being hands on in the creation process too!
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
I don't accept exchanges
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Frequently asked questions
Our scrap metal animal sculptures were handmade in USA by me or my wife. Our sculptures are naturally a bit rusty and occasionally a little dirty, They are made out of all sorts of recycled metal parts. The materials used often go straight from the salvage yard, landfill or yard sale to the workbench. Our pieces would look great in any room, you can even display them outdoors. Keep in mind, they are going to continue to patina (rust). If you wish to stop or slow the process, you can treat them with a clear acrylic spray paint like Krylon® or Rustoleum®. Another option is coating with PENETROL® as it inhibits rust on metal surfaces and brings out the natural beauty.