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Published November 11th 2017
Making unique garden decor for your home
Whadabout Sculptures is a new business venture by a man who loves metal. Keith has been an engineer for most of his working life and been around discarded metal and iron found around farms all his life. Now retired from his engineering work, Keith aims to spend many happy hours sourcing materials and welding in his shed. He has many sources of inspiration and materials for his sculptures on the many farms his friends and family own.
A display of garden decor items by Whadabout Sculptures at a recent garden event. Image by the writer.
Keith enjoys playing around with his repurposed metal pieces and making a design to create a unique garden decor ornament. Some pieces of old metal just seem to fit together and look right. Depending on the size and amount of welding to do, a piece can take from 10 to 40 hours or more. Many of the sculptures in the new range of goods for sale are hanging pieces that can be hung from a pergola or hung on a wall. Each piece is unique as it is made up of parts no longer made. Many of the pieces are from rusty old iron well over 100 years old. Some items such as garden pot holders are made from new wrought iron.
Repurposed metal has now become an interesting water feature for the garden. Image by the writer.
The favourite piece Keith has been working on is this water feature, made from plough discs. There was quite a lot of welding to get it standing upright and then a water pump was fitted. You can find Whadabout Sculptures at garden events where they set up a pop-up shop. Take a look at the Facebook site here to locate where they will be visiting next. Alternately, if you are travelling up in the mid-north of SA, you can visit the Sculpture Garden at Redhill. You will find Redhill 80kms south of Port Pirie.