Cart

Your cart is currently empty.

Recycled Sculptures

Typically discarded items such as soda pop cans, bottle caps, spark plugs, and even natural materials such as pine cones an seedpods are turned into whimsical art pieces by African artisans.

Color

Size

$32.00

Fun and sustainable, these colorful bicycles are handmade in Senegal using recycled beverage cans! Each bike features working pedals and wheels, a kickstand, and a drink bottle attached to the frame.

Choose a color/beverage type in the dropdown. Due to the handmade and recycled nature of these items, exact designs will vary. Sold individually. Measures approximately 10"L x 4"W x 5.5"T.

Please note that some bikes feature straight handlebars while others feature curved handlebars.

About the Artisans:

Located in the heart of Dakar, Senegal, Malick Mbaye and his partner Jacque produce amazingly creative sculptures using recycled aluminum and tin from coffee, tomato, sardine, pop and beer cans. Their work is praised for its attention to detail and whimsical design.

$78.00

These detailed sculptures from Senegal are crafted from recycled beer and soda cans, along with other recycled materials. Each vehicle includes delightful details, such as moving side mirrors, working wheels, and accessories in the top rack.

A wonderful example of recycled art, these unique sculptures are a must-have for collectors and Land Rover enthusiasts.

Choose from available designs in Small or Large.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, variation is expected. For example, recycled can placement will vary on each vehicle, and the types of cans used for accessories will vary.

Approximate Sizes:

Small 8"L x 6"T x 4"W
Large 9"L x 7"T x 4.5"W.

Not recommended for use as a toy.

About the Artisans::

Senegalese artisan Boubacar excels at transforming discarded metal into wildly creative modern art. Boubacar's knack for cleverly highlighting commercial text from aluminum cans makes each of his creations a folk art masterpiece.

[back_in_stock]30[/back_in_stock]

$38.00

Handcrafted from recycled paper, glue and wire, this charming sculpture features a couple boating with produce to sell at market. Artfully crafted, this brightly colored piece is sustainably sourced and a wonderful addition to the home.

Measures 8"L x 3"W x 4.5"H. Due to the handcrafted nature of each sculpture, size and color may vary slightly.

About the Artisan:

Chrispen is a creative Zambian artist who specializes in creative village scenes in papier-mâché. He crafts the scenes from wire, then layers recycled paper to achieve the final shape of the figure, before hand-painting each sculpture vibrant colors and patterns.

$38.00

Handcrafted from recycled paper, glue and wire, this charming sculpture features a man boating with produce to sell at market. Artfully crafted, this brightly colored piece is sustainably sourced and a wonderful addition to the home.

Measures approximately 8"L x 3"W x 4.5"H. Due to the handcrafted nature of each sculpture, size and color may vary slightly.

About the Artisan:

Chrispen is a creative Zambian artist who specializes in creative village scenes in papier-mâché. He crafts the scenes from wire, then layers recycled paper to achieve the final shape of the figure, before hand-painting each sculpture vibrant colors and patterns.

$11.00

These unique folk art turkey sculptures, re-purposed from dried pine cones and hand painted with whimsical details, will grace any tablescape for the fall season.

Sold individually. Size: 3"L x 2.5"W x 4"T. Sizes and style may vary slightly since natural products are used.

About the Artisans:

Art, in its many forms, always draws both the creator and the observer together. Using readily available natural material such as pine cones and local seed pods, artisans from Zimbabwe rely on their creative spirit to handcraft these whimsical sculptures.

$28.00

Zimbabwean metal sculptors transform used oil drums into these vibrant patchwork fish sculptures. Each sculpture includes hanging hardware on the back, and is finished with varnish to protect against the elements.

Sold individually. Weathering is to be expected if the sculpture is exposed to elements over time. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary.

Small measures 6.5”L x 2”W x 5”H.

Medium measures 9”L x 2.5”W x 6.5”H

Large measures 11”L x 2.5”W x 7”H.

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$58.00

Designed to showcase small plants and succulents, these handmade African sculptures are welded outside of Nairobi using washers, nuts, and other salvaged metal pieces.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home, and because they are created from salvaged materials, each planter is one-of-a-kind. Due to the nature of the metal, the sculptures will develop a patina when exposed to the elements.

Sold singly. Two sizes available. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions:
Small: 8"L x 6"W x 20"H
Large: 8"L x 7"W x 24"H

Crafted from: Metal

Made in: Kenya

The bottom of each sculpture is porous so consideration should be given during planting, such as lining the planter with moss.

About the Artisans:

Moses and his small workshop of craftsmen build their own welding machines out of copper coil, tape, steel rod, and a sheet metal housing in order to create these spectacular metal works of art. Moses began his artistic career making furniture, but quickly switched to sculpture after an interested European buyer created a demand for his works abroad.

$72.00

Zimbabwean metal sculptors weld this charming hen sculpture from recycled metal oil drums and metal mesh. This unique piece of modern African recycled art makes a happy addition to outdoor gardens or indoor decor!

Please note that weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time.

Approximate size 17”L x 9”W x 16”H. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$48.00

Zimbabwean sculptors utilize repurposed metal and discarded teapots to create these unique rooster planters. These roosters feature white wings and brown bodies, with red accents. A beautiful, fair trade way to mix up your garden decor!

Measures approximately 14" T, 15-17" L, and 9-10" W. The teapot opening is approximately 4.5" W, and planter is 6.5" deep. All feature a back handle on the teapot. These planters are handcrafted and made using up-cycled materials, and will vary.

Please note: recycled metal may feature some sharp edges, and is not suitable for children. Due to the fact that teapots are recycled, there may be small holes and signs of wear, ensuring that each truly is one-of-a-kind!

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$44.00

Zimbabwean sculptor Maxwell Marufu utilizes recycled metal and decommissioned cooking pots to create these unique wart hog outdoor planters. One needs only add a potted plant to create a whimsical corner of the yard and garden.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home and are one-of-a-kind. Because they are made of metal, the sculptures will develop a patina when exposed to the elements. Because they are crafted from scrap metal, each will vary.

Dimensions:
Small: 14"L x 8.5"W x 14"H
Medium: 16"L x 9"W x 16"T
Large: 17"L x 11"W x 20"T

Crafted from: Recycled metal

Made in: Zimbabwe

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$18.00

Artisans in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, craft these great musical instruments from recycled Nescafe coffee cans, printed in French. A great gift for music lovers or collectors of recycled crafts, each kalimba features a unique burned pattern on top.

Dimensions: 4"L x 2.5"W x 2"T

Crafted from: wood, metal, recycled tin cans

Made in: Burkina Faso

About the Artisans:

The Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou (VAO) is a centre of excellence in the creation, production and marketing of Burkinabe art, fine crafts and handicrafts in Burkina Faso. Here you can feel the passion and see the creations of over 500 artisans representing 30 different genres of art.

$34.00

Handcrafted from recycled paper, glue and wire, this charming holiday sculpture features Santa cycling a stack of gifts. Artfully crafted, this brightly colored piece is sustainably sourced and a wonderful addition to the home.

Measures 7"L x 2.5"W x 6.5"H. Due to the handcrafted nature of each sculpture, size and color may vary slightly.

About the Artisan:

Chrispen is a creative Zambian artist who specializes in creative village scenes in papier-mâché. He crafts the scenes from wire, then layers recycled paper to achieve the final shape of the figure, before hand-painting each sculpture vibrant colors and patterns.

$36.00

Handcrafted from recycled paper, glue and wire, this charming holiday sculpture features Santa rowing a boatful of veggies. Artfully crafted, this brightly colored piece is sustainably sourced and a wonderful addition to the home.

Measures 8"L x 2.5"W x 4.5"H. Due to the handcrafted nature of each sculpture, size and color may vary slightly.

About the Artisan:

Chrispen is a creative Zambian artist who specializes in creative village scenes in papier-mâché. He crafts the scenes from wire, then layers recycled paper to achieve the final shape of the figure, before hand-painting each sculpture vibrant colors and patterns.

$22.00

Handcrafted from recycled paper, glue and wire, this charming holiday ornament features a jolly Santa, complete with boots adorning his feet. Artfully crafted, this ornament is sustainably sourced and a wonderful holiday decor addition.

Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

Approximate Size: 3"L x 3"W x 5.5"H (8"H to top of string)

Made in: Zambia

About the Artisan:

Chrispen is a creative Zambian artist who specializes in creative village scenes in papier-mâché. He crafts the scenes from wire, then layers recycled paper to achieve the final shape of the figure, before hand-painting each sculpture vibrant colors and patterns.

$56.00

This African tabletop nativity scene is handcrafted in Zambia by artisan Chrispen. The scene is created from paper mache that is then colorfully painted by hand. Features 5 pieces - Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and 2 lambs.

About the Artisan:

Chrispen is a creative Zambian artist who specializes in creative village scenes in papier-mâché. He crafts the scenes from wire, then layers recycled paper to achieve the final shape of the figure, before hand-painting each sculpture vibrant colors and patterns.

$24.00 $30.00

Our unique spark plug sculptures are handmade in Burkina Faso using discarded, cleaned, and varnished spark plugs. No two sculptures are the same, with each spark plug retaining their original color coding. A firm metal base makes each sculpture freestanding.

Measures approximately 3"L x 3"W x 6"T.

About the Artisans:

The Ilboudo brothers lead a small team of metal artisans in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Originating from an artisan incubator known as Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou (VAO), the artists create a series of amusing portrayals of everyday life from spark plugs and recycled metal for both local sale and export. Their whimsical recycled art reflects the light-hearted nature of many Burkinabe people and appeals to collectors around the world..

$16.00 $22.00

These fun African sculptures are created entirely by hand using strands of recycled wire. A unique art form that is emerging out of Nairobi, these curlicue wire sculptures include an impressive amount of detail, such as wire-wrapped legs, facial features, and a mane.

Small measures 4"T x 5"L x 2"W. Large measures 5"T x 6"L x 2.5"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Fair trade.

About the Artisan:

We met Wanduta at the Friday Market in Nairobi where his bright designs immediately caught our eye. Wanduta works almost exclusively with recycled pop cans and beads. His work, like his personality, is vibrant and joyful, and is work is 100% eco-friendly.

$245.00

This artfully crafted sculpture is one of a kind and crafted from recycled metal. Standing on one leg with a spear and a bowl balanced in each hand, this sculpture is both striking and a work of art.

Dimensions: 39”T on a base measuring 9" x 9"

Country of Origin: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Moses and his small workshop of craftsmen build their own welding machines out of copper coil, tape, steel rod, and a sheet metal housing in order to create these spectacular metal works of art. Moses began his artistic career making furniture, but quickly switched to sculpture after an interested European buyer created a demand for his works abroad.

$245.00

This artfully crafted sculpture is one of a kind and crafted from recycled metal. This sculpture is both striking and a work of art.

Dimensions: 34"T x 25"D x 13"W

Country of Origin: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Moses and his small workshop of craftsmen build their own welding machines out of copper coil, tape, steel rod, and a sheet metal housing in order to create these spectacular metal works of art. Moses began his artistic career making furniture, but quickly switched to sculpture after an interested European buyer created a demand for his works abroad.

translation missing: en.general.search.loading