Announcement Metal sculpture from reclaimed automotive metal. Reviving old metal, metal with history, finding ways to exhibit the metal’s unique character. All items ready to ship same day or next. 12/21 is last day to order to receive by 12/25.
Metal sculpture from reclaimed automotive metal. Reviving old metal, metal with history, finding ways to exhibit the metal’s unique character. All items ready to ship same day or next. 12/21 is last day to order to receive by 12/25.
Kathleen Darwin on May 5, 2016
Absolutely awesome. Very well made. Packaged with all lines separated on cards--so nothing tangled! I purchased a second one to hang in the barn. The sound of the horseshoes is magical.
REVIVING: to restore from a depressed, inactive or unused state: bring back .
Reviving old metal, metal with history, finding ways to exhibit the metal’s unique character. I experiment comparing opposites to highlight unique characters of the metal. Sometimes contrasting found objects with whimsical vintage toys and creating alternative environments. Environs that explore the nostalgia of the past.
After majoring in Art History, I took a sculpture class at a local community college. We progressed through clay, plaster and metal. I instantly fell for metal. I entered my first student art show and was awarded first place. A nudge that allowed me permission to explore and chase expression. Several more classes in sculpture, welding and blacksmithing have followed.
My work ranges from large, kinetic, motorized sculptures, to small illuminated shadow boxes.
"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." - Pablo Picasso
Owner, Artist, Designer
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Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
You can use Paypal without needing a Paypal account. Select the Paypal option, then click the “continue without a paypal account” link.
Payment is required within 3 days. Please contact me if you are unable to pay the full amount within 3 days. I can reserve the item for you if you maintain contact with me. If I don’t hear from you, I may relist the item.
Items are shipped within 1-2 days.
I shipped smaller items via USPS Priority and heavier items via UPS. I try and choose the most economical, but safest method. Shipping prices includes shipping, insurance, delivery confirmation, handling time and material. I tend to be a bit obsessive about packaging securely. These pieces are small chunks of my soul and I want them to arrive safely.
Items are shipped to your Etsy account address. If you prefer a different address, please include the request in the “Note to MetalHoller” section of your order. If you need your item by a certain date, ask, and I will do my best to accommodate. Additional shipping charges may apply.
Please contact me with your address and I will quote the best economical/safest shipping option. Extra charges, such as Customs Fees, are the buyer’s responsibility.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
Most of the metal used in my artwork is purposely left in natural, and organic, form. There may be chipping paint, jagged edges, weld spatter, etc. Although, many items contain toys, this artwork is not intended to be handled without care. Please keep in mind that a child may be attracted to the toy-like nature of the artwork.
Similar items may reflect pricing irregularities due to donated, found material versus purchased material. Some pieces are more time consuming than others, for a variety of reasons. For example, some found metal may be in rough shape and require additional time to remove layers of history, such as, concrete, tar, oxygenation, etc. I do my best to monitor and track my shop time, material and cost for each item.