Deconstructing oil drums

Our sculptures are made using reclaimed scrap metal, anything from cars and fridges to oil and paint drums. Each piece is hand-crafted and completely unique, with scars and imperfections in the metal that add an abundance of character to the finished model.


The Artists gather their materials from salvage yards. This scrap metal is then burnished and cleaned before the artistic work begins. 

 

The metal is cut into the different elements of the sculpture using a hand-operated guillotine, before being hammered into shape on a large wooden tree stump.

 


The next stage is to weld a framework together before attaching the other components to create the individual designs.

Finally, the sculpture is dipped in lacquer, enhancing the patina of the metal and giving a protective coating for outdoor display.



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