When Jim and Cathy Hamilton sold their sheep property in rural NSW and moved to a smaller property, they found themselves with a bit of spare time on their hands. With their beautiful garden as inspiration, Jim, an ex-builder, started creating garden art in his welding shed using left-over steel products.
He initially designed pieces for their own use and for relatives. When the local cafe put them on display, his sculptures proved popular. Through word of mouth their client base grew quickly – Nature In Metal was born.
It wasn’t long before Nature In Metal were invited to shows and exhibitions. In 2016, they attended ‘Artisans In The Garden’, an annual fundraiser at Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. Their display at this two week event sold out within days, with repeat orders.
The same happened at ‘Eclectica’, a once every 5 years event at Frensham School in Mittagong.
Nature in Metal is now seen actross Australia in many exhibitions.
Jim & Cathy have a genuine appreciation for the product and love creating unique pieces that people will enjoy for a long time.
Every Nature In Metal piece is made by hand, lovingly welded by Jim and hand painted by Cathy (if required). This gives each sculpture a unique character.
Their sculptures are made of stainless steel, which stands the test of time, as well as mild steel, which gets a beautiful light rusty appearance when exposed to the elements. They are always looking at new items to create and expand the Nature In Metal range.
Both wholesale enquiries and commissions are welcome.
Cathy Hamilton Artworks
Whilst their sculpture business keeps growing, Cathy somehow finds time to continue her passion for art. She is experienced in many art mediums, including ceramics, painting and mixed media. She is currently receiving wide spread acclaim for her detailed, life like pencil portrait drawings of people and pets. She now has available a full range of original black & white drawings printed onto gift cards, tags, prints and wrapping paper.