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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.
Donald 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!
Kevin on Nov 5, 20205 out of 5 stars
Thank you very much! Metal kitty was packaged very well and arrived in purrfect condition.
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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.
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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!
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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.