32 antique leather golf grips, shellacked and mounted on a salvaged wooden spool end with a 70s Ford truck hubcap and an oversized Indian head penny in the center. The piece is 36" in diameter and is made on a salvaged wooden spool end. Other elements include a vinyl 33 lp and an upcycled saw blade. Purchased by the City of Newton at the 2016 Foothills Folk Art Festival preview event.
Stealing the title from the Mike Doughty song- A golf tee mandala made from vintage reclaimed wood, found golf tees, Starbucks cap, and mason jar lid. Continue reading "Busting Up a Starbuck’s ii"
Reclaimed Kitchen cabinet parts with with 1920's pine lath frames, vintage golf clubs and humorous and inspirational golf quotes. So popular that I opened a second Etsy store just for my golf art. (Golfarthandmade on Etsy.) Continue reading "485 Reclaimed Wood Golf Plaques"
A salvaged putter on 100 year old barnwood with barbed wire legs and pallet wood wings.
- Barnwood- Efland, NC
- Barbed Wire- From my 3 acre place in Efland.
- Foremost putter head from a Durham Thrift store.
I love golf and I love that collecting vintage golf clubs is part of my work! I get them from the thrift stores and metal yards around Durham, and I'm usually visiting one of these places each week as I go through dozens of clubs a month. I've come to know the best places to find the coolest clubs, the prices at each place, and I even have "insider deals" at some places because I'm a volume buyer! I like to get the stainless steel irons for my golf plaques and the pretty, colorful, vintage woods to make into snails.
I had a lot of fun making a golf club head and some other found objects into a Chihuahua. The "Big Bertha" golf club head adds a hint of irony as well. Continue reading "Chihuahua"
This is a small wall art piece made on a piece of an applejack brandy keg stave. Mounted to the charred interior portion of the stave is a collection of distressed golf pencils found on my local courses, and a 1973 Canadian penny. It's cool because there's a slight curve of the stave on the top and bottom you can see the and grain of a solid oak. Materials:
This is one of a batch of four golf tee mandalas that I made in December 2015. This one has a Lang's mayonnaise cap on it with a rubberstamp pricing it at $.47. Continue reading "Lang’s Golf Tee Mandala"
A golf tee mandala made in December 2015. This one's on reclaimed wood and wrapped with salvaged tin nailed on with copper tacks. Continue reading "Abe & Red, White, and Blue Golf Tee Mandala"
These are one of a kind, handmade tiny folk art decor pieces. Continue reading "Tiny Salvaged Hearts"