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Rustic Guitar Serenade Rustic Auto Part Eco-Friendly Sculpture of a Guitarist

Rustic Guitar Serenade Rustic Auto Part Eco-Friendly Sculpture of a Guitarist

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Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

Seated with a guitar propped on his knee, a man lovingly tunes his instrument. Some lucky friend is about to enjoy a serenade. Armando Ramirez crafts the image from an amazing assortment of recycled metal and automobile parts. Sheet metal scraps, a spark plug, washers, screws and wire all find a new life in this unique sculpture.

The artisan does not give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present.

  • materials: Recycled metal auto parts
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Each work is unique. Recycled parts will vary from piece to piece based on availability.
  • Promotes recycling and reduces waste
4.6 in. H x 5 in. W x 5 in. D

Artisan Information

Armando Ramirez

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Update (July, 2019)

I've been working with you now since 2002 and I consider you as part of my own family. I had the privilege of having one of your directors explain the project to me.

When I first set up my workshop, sales were slow. But every one of you showed me an incredible support and I found strength and faith in knowing that my work was being shared.

The changes were obvious – we had to train the people who assist me and pay them better to overcome the challenges that arose along the way. My workshop became a formal and well-organized place to create and we improved the quality of our work as well as the tools to craft our designs.

We're still working in the same workshop where we began but we've expanded the work space and are growing as needed to keep up with the demands for our sculptures, chess sets and decor accents.

We've faced significant challenges over these years. One I remember most was the supply of our materials. Once I was about to replenish designs and the pieces I used as the base of my sculptures were out of stock. I looked in a number of other places but wasn't able to find what I needed. I was told these pieces sold out easily here in the state, so I began seeking out suppliers from all over Mexico.

In addition to the automotive and bicycle parts and scraps from die-cut metal, I've begun using pieces from suppliers that dismantle firearms. Our standardizing of each sculpture is much better organized. I'm very pleased to have definitively formalized my workshop.

Today, I'm studying fine arts at the University of Guadalajara. My idea is that this will let me greatly expand my creativity.

Original Artisan Story

Hi, I'm Armando Ramirez. All my life, I've lived in a town of artisans, and this has motivated me to create new art. As a child, I enjoyed inventing toys and soon yearned to create a unique style of art. Environmentally enamored, I now transform recycled goods.

At first, little by little, I began to craft figures from scraps and discarded mechanical parts — mostly from cars and bicycles. And so I began to create sculptures, soldering the pieces together and giving them shape as I imagined they should look.

The process involves selecting recycled items that can be used. I separate them and soak them in a cleaning solution to remove any impurities. I solder them together until I achieve my design, then I give the finished sculpture a protective coat of glossy varnish.

My sculptures are so successful that today I sell only my own works. They are rustic in nature, designed to re-utilize discarded objects by converting them into art. Thanks to the creativity that God gave me, today I have an enjoyable and better way of life.

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

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