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Florida, United States · 138 Sales


Welcome, here you'll find the most unique creations!

Florida, United States 138 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Only the best collection of up-cycled, re-purposed, steampunk, dieselpunk and more!!

Last updated on Mar 18, 2016

- Visit: to see my work portfolio, exhibits & awards -
Only the best collection of up-cycled, re-purposed, steampunk, dieselpunk and more!!

Jay Lana - Sculptor

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Jay Lana - Sculptor

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lindsay dunham

lindsay dunham on Apr 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! My Goodness! I was about to purchase an identical (almost) light that was 4x the price. Then I bought this instead and I AM SO HAPPY I DID! It is phenomenal craftsmanship and so chic. I am thrilled I bought this one over the other.

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"Fair Play?" At Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts...#retrosteamworks #postapocalyptic #foundobjectart

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"Close Enough" at Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts...
"It's All Fun and Games" is calling The Tower Gallery at Sanibel Island its temporary home....

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After a long time of gathering stuff, a creative outlet was born!

I’m a tinkerer by heart, as a kid I would spend hours disassembling my family’s devices and then adding those pieces to my toys. I had to stop with that practice the day I decided to gut my Mom’s Coo-Coo clock. After that, I was just allowed to tinker with things that weren’t usable anymore…
Even though I've always enjoyed tinkering with things, I didn’t become an artist until two years ago when I couldn’t ignore that little voice inside my head anymore.
I stopped tinkering around in middle school. Other interests came in; drawing became my passion as a teenager. I would draw everywhere, but my art was always frowned upon.
My artworks have been called different names, some would consider it Steampunk, some call it Composition Art, and not so few would call it Junk Art. I think is hard to label my work, I’m always experimenting and incorporating new elements into it. Found Object Sculpture might describe it better.
My pieces are rarely planned; I find I work better by being intuitive. I like to use different mediums when possible, but metal might be my material of predilection.
The creative process is a very fun thing to do, unless there’s a deadline…Wait! There’s always a deadline.
I consider myself a borderline hoarder, I have plenty of materials to work with, but it seems that whenever I want to create a new piece, I feel the urge to go out there and do a scavenge hunt for more “treasures”. I do sketch, but only using components I know I have; I sketch the pieces together to “feel” the final piece, it might look good in my mind, but doing a sketch helps greatly.
I love working with worn out materials, objects that have a story to tell, it is great to work with a hundred year old piece of cast iron and think, where this piece has been before? What did it help to build in the past? Who enjoyed working with it? I think is important to give these objects a new life, it is sad to see how many relics end up in a pile of scrap just waiting to be melted.
I strongly believe that those materials add character to my creations, it is like those objects had absorbed the soul and vibrance of all their previous lives: and I free them every time I create a new piece.

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  • Jay Lana - Sculptor

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I'm a single parent living in sunny Florida with my two teenager kids and our pets, four of them rescued. I've always been fascinated to know how things work, disassembling them was my passion as kid. Gathering rusty stuff has been always my pastime.

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Last updated on September 23, 2015
Welcome to Retro Steam Works!

-“Craftsmanship is of utmost importance to me, thus I like to double check everything. I know that every item that leaves my studio represents the company, so the details really matter. Since the customer satisfaction is entirely in my hands, I strive for a high level of integrity in my work”.

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I usually ship within 24-48 hours via USPS unless stated in the listing. Custom orders usually ship after one week of payment. Insurance is always included, I will refund any shipping overcharge exceeding $2.00, please feel free to request a shipping estimate.
International shipping is available, estimated cost upon request.
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Refunds are always welcome!
Returns must be paid by the buyer unless the return is a result of my error, DOAs or gross misrepresentation of the item purchased.
Please contact me prior to return your gift, thank you.
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Commission pieces are always welcome, please feel free to inquire.