Trellis for a beautiful cottage in our home village of Yettington.
Fabricated from 16mm and 12mm solid round bar with 12 wall mounting plates -it’s suitably substantial!
A fantastic opportunity for me to get creative, thank you to the customer for giving me a relatively free reign on the design. Copper leaves with steel framework, all steel will weather evenly in time.
Note the auto gate closer using an adapted cannon ball doorstop.
7ft Boxing Hares created from 10mm round bar
A custom Pond Cover for a local customer who sadly is unable to have her pond open due to gulls eating everything!
Made from 16mm and 12mm round bar and removable 50mm x 50mm 12g mesh. It will all rust and blend with the greenery in time.
Golf Society Trophy
Beautifully quirky commission for the Weavers and Fullers golf society! Having been given the wooden shuttle and a few pictures, this is what I came up with!
Fire basket with base
700mm square and fabricated from 12mm square bar makes this a rather heavy and substantial fire basket. Despite the weight the design is remarkably delicate!
Cast iron wash pot upcycling
A customer gave me a very old wash pot which, with a round base is rather difficult to utilise! Brief was an organic framework to support the pot and let the chosen plant to climb and infill.
Bespoke bird feeder for the very keen twitcher!
Welding repairs and non creative works
As well as making new items, I am often asked to repair/modify existing metalwork, which is something I enjoy doing - it is often more of a challenge than creating some floral sculpture!
Anything from tools, gates, farm machinery, car repairs. I cannot repair everything, but please just ask.
I can also make other items from steel, it doesn’t have to be creative and artistic! - for our barn conversion I have made beam supports, drying racks, shelf brackets and am currently making some balustrading for our wooden stairs…
I can also spray paint items as I have the kit and also have access to some fairly heavy duty steel working machinery on the same site as my workshop.
Mobile repairs are also possible depending on your power supply where the item is. this may change in the future if I invest in a mobile welding setup….
Bespoke House Signs now available....Your design or give me a theme and let me create something a bit wacky...or we can work together to come up with something :-)
Prices from £250
Sculptures in stock
A one off sculpture which took copious amounts of workshop time to be my most impressive piece to date.
Height- dependent on buyers requirements. Ideally 7ft +
Head approximately 6ft diameter
Raw steel construction.
£1750 including local delivery.
20+ agapanthas stems ready to come together...
HORSE AND RIDER
Completed at the end of September 2016. This is a life size horse and rider jumping. Seen here on our old cob barn at home in Yettington.
Finish - Raw mild steel - will darken with weathering
This dear old chap is looking for a new home having been with us for a couple of years. He is life size and rather imposing with his enormous antlers!
Finish - Raw mild steel mounted on a wooden trophy plaque
Price - £350
A recent commission for a client. I am able to produce another.
Size - stands approximately 7ft tall
Finish - Raw mild steel
Price - £600
Available up to 7ft and I currently have a batch of pre-weathered 4mm steel sheet to make 3 or 4 more 7ft sets of 7 fronds.
Finish - Raw mild steel
Price - £600 for 7x fronds at 7ft
Standing 4-5ft tall this individual Daffodil has a self supporting forked base so can easily be relocated around the garden.
Finish - Raw mild steel
Price - £450
Sculpture is the focus of what I do - whether it be a customer commission or Millin Metalcraft design.
I love "one offs" and a challenge, so please either give me a call or email me your thoughts and ideas if you are interested in commissioning a piece for your garden.
Latest works include the Daffodil installation, large Fern and the Alice in Wonderland Themed Gate pictured.
More flowers coming soon - if you have a particular variety you would like to see transformed into a sculpture please let me know!
Daffodils in their new home!
7-8ft high Daffodils and leaves in their natural surroundings. SOLD but similar available on request...
7ft steel fern ready for a new home...
Gate and arch installation in Wiltshire - new posts concreted in and existing espalier wires attached.
Ageing nicely in the clients garden....
Loving working with copper!
Watch this space for more copper sculptures...
Hanging steel flowers - Limited run of TEN
£100 each including stand - NOW all sold - please ask about new designs
The heads are approximately 30cm tall and a similar diameter.
Copper and Steel bird table/bath commission...
Copper Fern Sculpture
Minion Wood Burner
Following the popularity of our Allium Sculptures we have given them their own page on the website.
There popularity has grown as customers realise they look fantastic in groups - the majority of customers come back for another - apparently one beautiful Allium is not enough!
All Alliums are made from scratch so any size is possible.
There are currently Three standard Allium sizes available - Standard, Giant and even 'Gianter'!
Our standard Alliums can be made from 3ft - 9ft - Priced at £125
We can courier up to 250cm - which, minus the 30cm that needs to go in the ground leaves 220cm, so about 7’2” high alliums can be couriered.
Free local delivery usually available - please ask.
These Alliums have a triple spiked base that can be pushed into the ground like a garden fork.
Giant Alliums start at 6ft and also look great in groups - Priced at £250 each.
I am offering a set of 3 giant alliums at £750 with free delivery within 100miles. Please get in touch for more information.
Giant Alliums are supplied with a separate tubular base that is hammered into the ground - Allium is then slid into this tube (think Wirly Gig washing lines!)
Gianter are enormous with nearly a 3ft diameter head - we are yet to do an installation at this size, but relishing the thought! Priced at £350
3 giant alliums ready for their new home - slightly shorter than usual, with 3 different size heads.
9 Alliums for 3ft to 6.5ft tall
Alliums on our stand at Mapperton House Garden Fair
3 Giant Allium Installation outside the worksop in Yettington
Tubular base hammered into ground for Giant Alliums - would normally finish flush with grass, but our ground is rather stoney!
A loan Giant Allium at the South Dorset point to point - did we mention they look even better in groups!
3 Giants and a 'Gianter'! at Bowood GardenFest.
Gianter now sold and delivered to a beautiful garden in Wiltshire. More available!
Gates and Fencing
Sculptural gates and fencing are now an option - please get in touch for a chat if you would like to have something designed and made.
Recent commissions include a wacky Alice in Wonderland themed gate...my slightly warped mind came up with the "2 of Spades" play on words gate. Complete with the "drink me" potion bottle and copper leaves.
Bespoke posts and hand made latch were also created to complete the look.
The existing damaged archway was repaired and improved with some matching tendrils.
The look was then completed with matching espalier posts for the fruit trees growing alongside the gate.
Then there is the “Rabbit Fencing” created to keep the little blighters out of a precious area of garden. Chicken wire just wouldn’t cut it in such a beautiful garden!
The "before" picture! Boring gate and rotten posts...
A follow on from my cannonball doorstops, these are in homage to the amazing area in which we live.
Located on the edge of the Pebblebed Heaths and a few miles from the coast, we are surrounded by pebbles wherever we go!
Having dug up and moved approximately 20tonnes of the incredibly dense stones during our house build, it would seem fitting to use their weight for a purpose other than causing me back ache!
They will be priced at £40 collected or £45 delivered
I will confirm weights and display a selection so a buyer can see exactly what they they’re getting. They will make superb gifts for locals and those not fortunate enough to live in this amazing area.
Cannon Ball Door Stops
A brain wave for making some aesthetically pleasing gazebo weights for a country show resulted in a new line...Door Stops!
These are available in three sizes.
"Heavy", "Even heavier" and "Very Heavy"
Heavy use 100mm (4") solid steel ball and will hold back a door with ease...Weight 5kg
Even Heavier uses 125mm (5") Solid steel ball and makes a nice compromise between the other two options... Weight 8kg
Very Heavy use 150mm (6") solid steel ball and will hold back a barn door! Please bear in mind these are extremely weighty, but very imposing items. Weight 15kg
Priced at £30, £40 and £50.
They can also be delivered by courier - prices to vary due to the three different weights. Please message us for a price.
Our Demo Bench that has been with us from the start is now available to purchase for £650 - it is now beautifully weathered and would make a fantastic focal point in any garden...
Sam's Signature Twist
Welly Boot Stand
How many pairs of wellies do you have.....that is the limit of the size we can create for you!
Popular sizes are 3 and 4 pairs but we have done up to 5
A minimum of two pairs is required for the design to work!
They start at £120
Can be painted or left to age for a more rustic finish.
We can even personalise it for you!
Minimum amount of pairs to keep the proportions!
5 years outside, it will last longer than our Alpines!!
Obelisks in all shapes and sizes...
Most popular size currently is 6-7'
I am standing next to two obelisks which would be priced at £120 and £150 respectively. There is also a third, smaller obelisk that should be in the picture, but my wife has stolen it for one of her borders….That is smaller and £100.
These are strong enough to climb, should you feel the need!
We can use square bar, round bar or flat section in a variety of sizes.
Solid balls from 16mm - 150mm!
Made to order - you choose the specifications (or select one of our standard designs)
Eye-catching and bold they create height and drama in your garden
Climbers such as roses, wisteria or clematis will grow well up them
Can also be used to support fruit trees, bush roses or other large plants
Our Heritage obelisk is a favourite with customers with the custom finial…
Heritage Obelisk painted black at a customers beautiful garden
Elegant and comfortable.
We can make a swing in any dimension and design required.
There is one installed in the garden where Jane Austen's 'Emma' was filmed!
Prices from £200
Bean Poles and Wigwams
Bean Pole Kits
Tired of trying to dig out your old broken bean canes each year and having to laboriously bind them together...
Sam's smart bean pole kits are the perfect solution – easy to erect, taking 2 people less than 15 minutes.
No more snapped canes with this superior set of poles – with a clever mechanism they link at the top forming a strong structure with no need for binding...
Made to measure, have as many/few bays as you like.
We appreciate everyones vegetable patches are different!
Please contact us for a quote - as a guide, the 4 bay set as pictured (5 uprights, top pole and two end supports) is £110
Please see the last 3 pictures for a bespoke frame created at the end of 2017 - it's 5m long 2.4m high and designed to screen neighbouring houses.
Are your sweet peas growing up something like this? If not then they should be for an outstanding display of colour! No battling with snapped bean canes - this wigwam kit comes as one piece that folds right down for storage and is easily put up....it also will last forever!
Each limb of the frame has an extra (thin) metal 'climber' which can be interwoven with the rest of the frame. Use willow to create an even more substantial base for your sweet peas!
Our standard Wigwam is crafted using 8ft/2.4m lengths and once opened out is approximately 7ft tall.
As with the majority of our products - we can custom make a wigwam to your required height.