‘Yardbirds’ are decorative and functional animal sculptures made from recycled metal. They are unique, whimsical creatures full of personality. They’re great in the garden or at home. These hand-crafted art pieces will rust to a beautiful natural finish when left outside.
Richard Kolb and his father made the first Yardbirds over seventeen years ago in Jamestown, Kentucky. The elder Kolb has spent most of his career making things from metal. The first bird was a bit of tinkerer’s fun. It was received with such enthusiasm that the pair kept creating.
Today, Yardbirds are handcrafted in Louisville, Kentucky by Richard Kolb and a group of artisans. The menagerie of birds, critters, dogs, and cats has grown from one to over 300.
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Published: Feb 7, 2009 • References: yardbirds.info