What is a Rusty Old Man
Where many see junk, Rusty Old Man sees beauty and value. From abandoned and long forgotten rusty piles of metal junk, we scavenge and pick recycling centers, flea markets, old dusty out of the way roads and farms looking for that special part or piece or raw material to create our functional art. We have been on a search for these rusty old objects starting as a hobby 40 years ago. Two years ago we started making whimsical garden pieces, lamps, tables, benches, wine racks and other creations. Now "older" and "rustier" we are enjoying this time, feeling purposeful, just like the reason Rusty Old Man creates this functional art. We blend the rusty pieces, sometimes with vintage barn wood and other mixed media, such as stained glass. With age has come creative wisdom and a real appreciation for re-inventing this forgotten junk. The added bonus becomes an opportunity to clear out some of the landfills of over burdened heaps of junk. We weld, reassemble, and re imagine. For some folks there is a "cool" factor when they see the finished piece, and for others it's a sweet remembrance of their childhood.
Our creations maintain the integrity of the trash we find, but can easily be recognized in the final designed project.
Rusty Old Staff
Rusty Old Man
Director of Creativity and Welding
Rusty Old Man appreciates anything old, architecture, people, equipment, history, and anything odd or out of the ordinary. One of our design objectives and purpose of functionality is to stand the test of time.
Rusty Old Dog
Quality Control and Customer Service
Our Rusty Old Dog, Diesel passed away on June 7, 2019. Our happy boy, our morale champion, who always helped Rusty Old Man push the creative boundaries. In his memory we will be making special pieces and donating the profits to bulldog rescues. You will always be in our hearts Deez.
Mr. Dino Whimsy
Whimsical Creation to Make Children Smile
Most items created by Rusty Old Man are with functionality in mind. My function is to greet visitors to the shows and smile and take pictures with the children.