Established in 1998 by Jonathan Eaton, strong business ethics have always been at the heart of what we do. We use reclaimed metal materials and support local communities in Africa by providing both stable and long-term employment for our Artisans.
Working closely with artists from Zimbabwe and Kenya, we’ve created high quality, unique sculptures that will complement any garden theme.
Used steel oil drums are burnished and cleaned before the artistic work begins. The metal is then cut into the different elements of the sculpture using a hand-operated guillotine. These are then hammered into shape on a large wooden tree stump. A framework is welded together, then the components are attached to it 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.* Recycled and reclaimed metal is used where possible - (Approximately 90% of our products).
When displaying a sculpture outdoors it is advisable to secure it. Depending on the surface there are different options available.
A tent peg can be used over the feet to secure into grass, do not peg through pond liner but place stones or a brick onto the feet.
Use small hook nails to secure onto wooden decking or fencing, use a masonry drill and screw for patio slabs or concrete.
All our sculptures are created from reclaimed metal (mild steel and galvanised) and often will already have a rustic patternation that adds character to the product. However, we dip the sculpture in clear gloss lacquer to give it a protective coating. To help maintain this finish you can periodically recoat with gloss exterior varnish or lacquer.