Monday, January 15, 2007

Tin Automata by Andy Hazel

Automata maker, Andy Hazell works with recycled tin to create automata that are often inspired by the actions of daily living.

Working with sheet metal must employ some of the same techniques as working with paper, though I cannot speak from personal experience. The figures seem to take a similar form in both media.

I like how you can often see the mechanisms above the platforms on which the characters stand.

Here is a link to the craft2eu Gallery in Germany that shows and sells his work.

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Anonymous Mel Norman said...

I heard that the european gallery for arts & crafts craft2eu has now launched an englisch website you can access via

January 17, 2007 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Dug North said...


Thanks for the tip! That is a great web site -- showing the work of many fine automaton-makers (and other types of artists).



January 17, 2007 at 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats right! And the woman who is running craft2eu is Mrs. Schnuppe von Gwinner. She is a professional - in this business for years - and very helpful when in comes down european arts an crafts! But notice that her business is runnig on CET / Central European Time.

November 8, 2007 at 5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I just surfed for the first time and this is great place. Thank you so much..

March 24, 2008 at 6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suberb. craft2eu is what I looked for so long. A great source (and a very inspiring website, too...) Thanks for recommending this. Much appreciated!

September 9, 2008 at 12:40 PM  

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