Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Stainless Steel Dragonfly

This is a small dragonfly made from stainless-steel. I have made it from 4 knives, spoon, teaspoon, ball-bearings, cutlery handle and an asortment of stainless steel rods. Each dragonfly is unique, so dimensions can change slightly depending on the knives I use. This dragonfly is meant for the outdoors. Dragonfly reference photos courtesy of @joaomsbento on Instagram

Dragonfly - Ed Hill Metal Art
Ed Hill Metal Art - Recycled Metal


Ed Hill Metal Art - Dragonfly
Dimensions: Aprox. 28cm x 18cm
Price: £60
Type: Wall-Art/Garden art/Interior decor
Materials: Re-purposed cutlery and kitchenware
Suitable for outdoors

Monday, 9 September 2019

'Wesley' the Ermington Rooster

At the end of June this year I went to photograph and video my local rooster called 'Wesley' owned by my neighbour in the village of Ermington. I had the idea that I would like to create a sculpture and in the crowing position. I spent a good couple of hours watching and photographing Wesley and the hens, as I tried to get measurements and photos of him in different aspects. After a while, to my delight he started to crow, striking this pose you see before you. He was calling back to a neighbouring cockerel. It was enjoyable to make this as I get a lot of cutlery and it feels great to put it all to good use. In particular I like the feathers closest his tail as they show off lots of different patterns that I see on cutlery handles. This piece took me at least 2 weeks to make.

I have made this as my show piece for RHS Rosemoor's 'Winter Sculpture Exhibition' in the gardens. There it will be for sale from November 14th - January 31st

Wesley was a cross between a 'Welsummer' and a 'Buff Sussex'
Ed Hill Metal Art - Cockerel/Rooster
'Wesley' the Ermington rooster, made from cutlery
Dimensions: Aprox. 65cm tall
Price: £1000
Type: Garden art/Outdoor art/Indoor art
Materials: Re-purposed spoons, teaspoons, serving trays and knives
Suitable for indoors or outdoors

Monday, 2 September 2019

Small dragonfly with iridescent wing made from recycled metal

This is a small dragonfly with iridescent wings. I have made it from 4 knives, spoon, teaspoon, ball-bearings, cutlery handle and an asortment of stainless steel rods. Each dragonfly is unique, so dimensions can change, depending on the knives I use. This dragonfly is meant for the indoors, because I have varnished the wings to protect the heat tempered colour effect. The reference photo I used is courtesy of @joaomsbento of Instagram
ed hill metal art - dragonfly



Shaping the wings
Ready to add the tail

Dimensions: Aprox. 28cm x 18cm
Price: £70
Type: Wall-Art/Interior Decor/Wall-hanging
Materials: Re-purposed cutlery and kitchenware
Suitable for indoors

Monday, 19 August 2019

Mandarin Duck

Re-purposed\Re-cycled\Up-cycled Mandarin Duck

Made from spatulas, sieve ladels, knives, forks, spoons and cutlery handles. I have used stainless steel weld filler to make this an outdoor piece as well as indoors. I thank @wildly_pip on Instagram for her mandarin duck photos.
Mandarin Duck - Ed Hill Metal Art

Dimensions: Aprox. 24cm tall
Price: £350
Type: Free-standing
Materials: Re-purposed cutlery and utensils
Suitable for outdoors and indoors, can be washed in the dishwasher

Monday, 12 August 2019

Climbing Silver Squirrel

This is recycled/upcycled metal wall art made from teaspoons, forks, masher, cutlery handles... The concept to create an outdoors wall art climbing red squirrel came in preparation for Delamore Arts sculpture exhibition, held every year during everyday of May 2019. I had not seen other artist hanging sculptures on walls or trees in the garden, so here is my idea. I chose the squirrel because it is a subject I have already spent considerable time studying. The photo was taken in Scotland by @freck66 of Instagram.
Dimensions: Aprox. 40cm length
Type: Wall art/Wall hanging/Garden art/Indoors*
Price: £350
Materials: Recycled/Upcycled stainless steel cutlery, masher, spatula, spoons, draining rack

*This one is for indoors, however it can be made to order suitable for outdoors

Monday, 5 August 2019

Upcycled Wedding Bouquet

An upcycled wedding bouquet with a cycling theme

The design brief for this commission was to create a wedding bouquet with a cycling theme from bike parts. My starting point were the bike cogs which I turned into petals, rather like those of a rose. I have used spoons to cup the flower heads, and formed cutlery into the shape of a ribbon. This piece can be displayed as wall art.

Wedding Bouquet - Ed Hill
Dimensions: aprox. 35cm x 19cm
Type: Wall art

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Dragonfly


Upcycled Dragonfly

A couple few weeks ago I was asked to create a dragonfly with a 50cm wingspan. So, here it is. This is the third one I have made with iridescent wings. I have created the colour using the naturally occuring colours in the metal. I like to use stainless steel so the artwork can be appreciated outside as well as inside. This is a wall hung piece, with a screw sized hole located on its underside. The overall dimensions are roughly 50cm2. This could also be made as a standalone on a stem, which could be placed in, or beside a pond.

Recycled Dragonfly - Ed Hill


Stainless Steel Sieve Winged Dragonfly



Dimensions: aprox. 50cm2
Price: £300
Type: Wall Mounted
Can be made for inside and outside.