The clanging sound of hammers striking chisels is a constant music. To begin, the artist chalks his design onto the metal. Chisels, dies and a large hammer are used to cut and shape the piece, giving it form and texture. When the highly intricate and physically demanding work is complete and the artist is satisfied with his work, he signs his name boldly with a small chisel and applies a clear, weather-proof coating. The result is a wonderful, fair trade piece of handcrafted art.
This metal sculpture is meant for display indoors or out, but if you select to display yours outside, understand that the protective, weather-proof coating will wear off through the years. To keep your sculpture taking a look just adore it did the day you bought it, take five minutes once a year to apply a spray-on clear enamel coating.
A couple of nails and a hammer are all you’ll be able to want to hang your sculpture. Look for a place where the design is joined or notched and put the first nail there. Use a second and possibly a third nail, if the piece is large, in other joined or notched design elements within the sculpture to straighten and protected it to the wall. The nails will “disappear” with the piece. Simple as that.
Fair trade isn’t just a good suggestion – its the way we do business.
We offer a hand up, not a hand out to our artist partners in Haiti. Each sale of their metal sculptures represents a positive step toward a better life.