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Sculptures from recycled materials

Updated: Jan 13, 2023

I love making things from the objects that most people consider to be rubbish. In this blog I'm going to tell you about the tin lobsters I make and how each one is an original, unique piece of metal sculpture.

Tin lobster made from recycled tin lids and recycled copper
Recycled tin lobster sculpture

This is one of my latest tin lobsters which I've made using recycled tin can lids for the body and claws and recycled copper from a water tank for the legs. I really liked the verdigris (green patination on the copper legs) so I decided to copper leaf the body and claws and then decorate with acrylic paint.

I make all my sea creature sculptures using only hand tools, tin snips, a hole punch, pliers and a pop riveter. I fold the recycled tin lids into the shapes I want and then attach them by punching holes and riveting the pieces together.

I always start at the tail because of the way the pieces overlap replicates the scales on a fish or the sections of the body of a tin lobster.

Tin lobster sculpture made from recycled tins and tin lids
Tin lobster sculpture
Tin lobster made from recycled tin and tin lids
Tin lobster sculpture
Tin lobster made from recycled tin cans and tin lids
Tin lobster sculpture
Tin lobster made from recycled tin lids and recycled copper
Tin and copper lobster sculpture

All these lobsters above have found homes, one has travelled all the way to Cyprus and was mislaid in the post for about 5 months. I always send by registered post since that incident. These beautiful tin lobsters can be yours for £140 including UK postage. Why not commission one, they look great hanging on the wall or free standing, they measure 45cm claw to tail. Just fill in the contact form at the bottom of any of the website pages or give me a ring.











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