About us

About Faraway Finds

Faraway Finds provides a wide range of metal garden sculptures, we support a group of refugee Zimbabwean Artists in South Africa and import the sculputres directly from them operating under Fair Trade arrangements
We are a proud member of the BAFTS Fair Trade Network, the UK's dedicated network of Fair Trade shops and suppliers.


Beleive it or not our sculptures started as Oil drums. Our artists recycled the old Oil Drums transforming them in this wonderful interpretation of animals and birds.

Some of our most popular birds in our collection are African birds such as Metal HeronsMetal Cranes, but we have found lately that the Metal Guinea Fowl and Metal Pheasants are amongst the most sought after in the UK.

If it's farm animal sculptures you prefer we have Metal PigsMetal Rabbits or the more exotic Metal Warthogs and our stunning Tall Metal Giraffes in the savanna range, made to a quality unavailable elsewhere in the UK for the equivalent price.

FAQ - What do you use to make them? 

Our Metal Garden Sculptures are mostly made from recycled steel, usually in the form of old drums. The steel is cleaned to remove its outer covering and any inner residue. Hand tools are then used to cut and form each sheet into a convenient size. Each design is set out onto the metal before the component parts are cut out.


The parts are beaten into shape before being welded into position to develop the desired structure, some of the feathers are cut and lifted up and away from the body to form a more life-like appearance to each piece. In some instances additional texture is added during the welding process to further enhance the visual appeal. The thin legs and necks are made from metal rebar.


Once the excess metal and welding marks are removed, the birds are allowed to develop a natural patina, this is then locked in protective coats of external varnish to create an exquisite work of art.

All of our animal sculptures are hand-crafted and it is the nature of the product that there may be some variation in colour, texture and finish, as well as slight irregularities.  

Contact Details

Email Address: sales@farawayfinds.co.uk

Telephone: 01223 655 686

Alternatively you can write to us at the following address:

Faraway Finds

40 Belvoir Road