Posts tagged: recycled metal

Serpentine – Sculpture created from found objects

By , 03/07/2015 11:03 am

Serpentine is a sculpture created from recycled roll-cage tubing, scrap metal off-cuts and found objects. I fabricated the sculpture by reshaping the tubing and welding to my desired shape. I have left this sculpture to rust as I really like the reddish patina – it will outlive me.

Serpentine metal sculpture

Detail of Serpentine sculpture


Siting sculptures at Kingham Lodge

By , 05/10/2012 1:44 pm

A rainy day siting my recycled metal sculptures at Kingham Lodge sculpture exhibition.


Lost & Foundry 2 – Williams Art

By , 09/13/2011 9:08 am

I am pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting again at Williams Art Gallery in Gwydir Street, Cambridge. All of the work, much of it new, is created from found objects and recycled materials. This includes sculpture and furniture.

“Ashley’s ability to see art, function and humour in discarded materials – and metalwork in particular – singles his work out from everybody else’s.”

This exhibition is for one week only.

Meet Ashley on Saturday 17th between 3 and 5pm.


Pax Arva Colat – Metal sculpture

By , 03/07/2011 12:14 pm

The title Pax Arva Colat means Let Peace Cultivate the Fields and is the motto of the World Ploughing Organization. The sculpture is created from plough shares.

“And everyone neath their vine and fig tree
shall live in peace and unafraid,
Everyone neath their vine and fig tree
shall live in peace and unafraid.
And into ploughshares beat their swords
Nations shall learn war no more.
And into ploughshares beat their swords
Nations shall learn war no more.”
From the song ‘The Vine and Fig Tree’


Circadian – Glass Table

By , 07/08/2010 1:18 pm

Below a series of photos featuring a new glass table, titled Circadian, designed and built by Ashwinstudio.

We did have to overcome a number of obstacles included removing years of soaked in oil from the engine parts. And find a way to weld hardened steel and dissimilar metals – for this we had to purchase specialist welding rods and use advanced techniques, such as preheating, to overcome brittle fracture.

Please note the glass top is recycled and not pristine however we can supply a glass top of your choice – please contact us to discuss options and cost.

Recycled glass table

And finally a photo of the glass table in progress:


Hooked – metal wall sculpture

By , 07/08/2010 11:38 am

Hooked is wall hanging sculpture created from scrap collected from a farm barn. The meaning is in the name and I created this soon after an old school friend died from years of drug and achohol abuse.


A flail skid and bit of combine harvester

By , 06/29/2010 1:32 pm

Otherwise known as the Bomford Bench although it could just easily been titled the New Holland Bench…

The Bomford bench is created from scrap farm parts including a Bomford flail skid (the seat), New Holland Combine dividers (the back rest) and shock absorder springs. We have kept the finish as bare metal coated in a clear lacquer.


The bird tweets again

By , 06/28/2010 12:04 pm

Here is a few new pics of my sculpture ‘Just Read Your Tweet’


New sculpture – Creature from the deep

By , 06/25/2010 3:19 pm


I am so please with this sculpture as the finished work is exactly what I had in mind when I looked at my pile of scrap metal. And I had so much creating this sculpture – it is very tongue in cheek and is based on the weird and wonderful creatures that can be found in the deep parts of the oceans and that so fascinated me as a child.

For the paint finish, I used a range of car paints and many coats of lacquer.


Body Sculpture – Sculpture created from reclaimed metal

By , 12/07/2009 2:45 pm
Body Sculpture - Sculpture created from reclaimed metal

Body Sculpture - Sculpture created from reclaimed metal

Body sculpture viewed in artists garden

Body sculpture viewed in artist's garden

Detail shows the title on the weight

Detail shows the title on the weight

This metal sculpture is created from reclaimed found objects. The legs and feet are cut from an old plough, the hips and pelvis are parts from a old van and a tow bar. The base is a an old iron weight, from a weight lifting set, salvaged from knee deep mud and took a lot of cleaning to get through years of rust. It was fun welding as I had to heat the iron first then butter weld with specialist arc rods before I could attach the foot and leg.

The weight is has the words ‘Body Sculpture’ as part of the casting which I used for the title of the sculpture. constructed from found objects. This was one of the very first metal sculptures I constructed.


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