Artists' Statement - Wild Works Ltd.

Artists’ Statement - Wild Works Ltd.

Our aim is to design and create contemporary, affordable metalwork that enhances your interiors and connects you with hand-made work. We use copper, brass and aluminum, combined with hand-engraving and patina techniques, to make light switch covers and barrettes.

Our designs and motivation are influenced by the patterns and textures we see around us in life, and by the Arts and Crafts movement of 1870-1910. These artists were driven by a desire to create well designed work that countered the crude, mass-produced factory wares of the time. They believed that society would benefit from a return to crafts.

We also believe there should be pride of workmanship, and beauty, in even the most functional of household objects. Embracing these ideals, we feel enriched by using handmade things in our daily lives.

Making a common thing uncommonly well has led us to success.

In summer of 2019 we retired our light switch cover business, and are not displaying at any shows except perhaps the Oregon Country Fair in 2021.

Thank you for your business over the last 28 years!

We will continue to sell our Barrettes, Love Shrines and Painted Glass Bottles through the website.

We appreciate your interest in our hand made work.

Thanks for choosing to have the power and beauty of hand made things in your life.
Be well.
Karen and Jonathan