Our handcrafted solar lights are etched with only eco friendly media. The "sand" in our lights is crushed walnut shells. The beaches are ever eroding, so we help protect and clean them. We tumble our own beach glass by using recycled wine bottles, and cracked glassware that would have ended up in our landfills. The solar light itself, is a nice addition to someone's yard, or deck, while using the sun for energy.
From the tropical forests and shores of Kaua'i come these fine handcrafted tables and sculptures. Slabs for table tops are milled from giant trunks of exotic Hawaiian hardwoods such as Koa, Monkeypod, Mango, Kamani, Kiawe and others. Randy Fleming has lived on Kaua'i, the Garden Isle, since 1978. He started Hawaiian Hardwoods in the early 80's searching the island for exotic hardwoods from fallen trees. Ever the apprentice to Nature -- the Master Artist, Randy is using the gift of growth and decay to breathe new life into these rare tropical forms.
I make sculpture from scrap industrial steel, cutting by hand with a plasma torch at 45,000° Farenheit. My Sculptural Firebowls are intended to have an immediate visual appeal as well as providing a story, meaning, and social interaction. They offer an opportunity to gaze into the fire and connect with the human questions that have enticed every imagination since we first gathered around a captive flame over a million years ago.
A self-taught artist, Sarah-Jane has recently returned to London after living near Monmouth, in the Wye Valley since 1986. A freelance illustrator, her work has, in the past, included designing enamel boxes for Halcyon Days, Chelsea Enamels and Moorcroft, creating images for most of the major greetings card publishers, book illustration and packaging.
A commission to decorate one of 100 life-sized model pigs, which were on display during summer 2008 in the City of Bath, led to a series of 3-dimensional Junk Work pieces.
Trash to Treasure is just what it says, the conversion of trash into a unique piece of treasure. From buttons to computers, knives to toothpaste tubes, everything is grist to the Trash to Treasure mill.
Commissions are willingly undertaken.
In 1992, Lin Evola founded the Peace Angels Project to address the epidemic of violence by reminding us of the responsibilities we all share to create a better world. As an American contemporary Artist, Evola created the Peace Angels Project as a conceptual work of art to engage thought that is meant to stir us - to awaken us to rise up and build a life affirming legacy of Peace in our time.
Evola works closely with law enforcement officials and government agencies to access the weapons materials that are incorporated into her work. She receives deactivated artillery such as shredded street weapons, decommissioned nuclear missiles, parts of land mines, portions of cluster bombs and other disabled armaments. Using a unique and proprietary process, the weapons fragments are combined in a molten metal mixture and cast into epic and inspirational ‘living’ sculptures called Peace Angels.
Daniel Travers aka “Redideo” is a multidisciplinary artist working in both the commercial and fine art world who currently lives in Southern California. The moniker “Redideo” is a fusion of the words: red (his hair), radio (audio), and video (visual) forming a multimedia neologism. While at the Kansas City Art Institute, Daniel studied sound and visual arts and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts In New Media.
He currently has personal projects that include abstract art on upcycled vinyl records, algorithmic art, and a low brow comedy animation. Don’t be shy and drop Daniel a line at his website www.redideo.com!
I salvage clay bricks from demolished buildings - bricks often destined to be crushed as hardcore or dumped in landfill. Mostly imperial size (slightly larger than modern metric bricks). Most are more than a hundred years old.
I carve them into characterful doorstops, bookends, candleholders, letters & numerals, garden & hearthside ornaments, paperweights. No two are identical - some are totally unrepeatable. This is a retirement hobby not a business. I make the odd few items for friends and occasionally have a few items I might sell to clear a space!
I also produce individual wooden items crafted from reclaimed timber. And occasional stoneware pottery.
Leo Sewell grew up near a dump. He has played with junk now for fifty years and has developed his own assemblage technique. His works are collected by corporations, museums and individuals throughout the world. Leo continues to cull the refuse of Philadelphia out of which he fashions pieces of all sizes, from a lifesize housecat to a 40 foot installation.
His sculptures are composed of recognizable objects of plastic, metal and wood. These objects are chosen for their color, shape, texture, durability and patina; then they are assembled using nails, bolts, and screws. The outdoor sculptures are constructed of stainless steel, brass, or aluminum found objects which are welded together.
Leo Sewell does work by commission. He can also use objects from the patron's past for a more personal assemblage.
Hubcap Creatures is a one man company run by Ptolemy Elrington. Ptolemy was born in the south of England but grew up in the north. He studied art and design to degree level at Bradford and Illkley Community College in the mid eighties. He has travelled extensively and has worked at a variety of jobs. These have included theatre set design and construction, stage design and construction, assorted large scale community art sculptural projects and all whilst pursuing his own artistic agenda.
Within his work he concentrates on creating sculpture of natural forms from found and re-cycled materials. At the moment he is working with a variety of materials including shopping trolleys, scrap metal and car wheel trims which he re-shapes into a variety of life forms.
Robert was resident in Cornwall for seven years, (where he is well known for his large ‘Bombus Bee’ sculpture at the Eden Project., and for his pyrotechnical fire sculptures on Bodmin Moor), amongst his more. permanent works. He moved to France in April 2011.. and to Kent England in 2013. He has exhibited widely and has work in public and private collections in seventeen countries.
Robert work utilizes combinations of recycled and utilitarian materials .
To quote Charles Jencks on Post Modernism. ...... (contemporary) “artists want to know how to represent variety with integrity. One strategy is to choose the right style for the job. A case of serial revivalism.A further tactic is to provide heterogeneous materials and shapes in a language which is fresh and enigmatic.“
Hi, I'm Paul Thomas, the craftsman behind this unique work. I had previously made some astonishing human powered vehicles made from old bicycles. I then started this new idea with candle holders and clocks, a still present corner stone in my collection of creations.
Now I design and craft instruments, animals, furniture and plant pot holders.I also make commission pieces, including pets and memorials. All items are a one off, no two pieces are the same.All items are beautifully crafted by hand and all created from recycled tools, engines and any steel that I can get my hands on.
Creating art from recycled steel. Our sculptures are handmade and every one is unique. RoboSteel is based in Ireland but we ship our products worldwide. RoboSteel designs and creates handmade steel sculptures in categories including: