Creating art from wire

Creating art from pedestrian and often overlooked materials seems to be a skill belonging to so many artisans throughout Africa, and for the team at Professional Wireworks, wire is their material of choice.

This exquisitely detailed and beautifully crafted lion is made of wire twisted and manipulated entirely by hand by Professor Pedro and his team of artisans at Professional Wireworks in the northern suburb of Dunoon in Cape Town. 

MisHMasH donates 5% of the proceeds from the sale of each purchase to elephant conservation efforts in Zambia. Please refer to our Philanthropy page for additional information.

The process of making art by twisting wire is quite difficult and requires strong hands, which is perhaps one of the reasons why wire art artisans are often men

 

Details:

  • Size: 17 x 9 x 18 cm high

  • Material:  Galvanized Steel Wire either raw or powder coated

  • Origin:  South Africa

  • Pieces are not recommended for outdoor use or use in excessively damp or moist environments, as any exposed wire will rust, unless of course rusted wire is a patina you are happy with.

  • Artisan Crafted

  • We only showcase images of in stock items, however pieces are available in their standard colours of:  black, white, natural, blue, red, gold & rusted metal.

  • If you are interested in placing a special order, please refer to FAQ for additional information.