Tin Can Sally is recycled tin artist, Sarah Kilvert. Sarah operates out of her studio in southern Maine. After many years of creating 3D pop art for an internationally known New York artist, Sarah moved to Maine from New York in 2001. Having an interest in metal sculpture and a BFA from Manhattanville College, where she studied three dimensional design, Sarah combined her art with her interest in old tins and created
Tin Can Sally
Sarah searches daily for old and new advertising tins - such as Maxwell House Coffee, Cracker Jack, Barnum's Animal Crackers, Band Aid and Tetley Tea (to name a few). Tins are becoming harder to find, so it takes a lot of patience and time checking and rechecking sources.
After carefully studying the graphics on each tin, Sarah hand-cuts and forms each switch plate individually, no two are exactly alike and some are only 1 or 2 of a kind! They are available as single, double and triple switch and outlet in a variety of sizes made to suit each tin's unique art and text.
Sarah also recycles old, used unmarked baking pans into REPRODUCTION switch plates and outlet covers! She uses her own copyrighted designs and fictitious brand names, each embossed onto old pans, replicating the pans Grandma used to bake cakes and breads in 50 to 60 years ago! They are also individually cut, embossed and formed by hand. No 2 are exactly alike!
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The Switch Plates Are Made From Very Old Tins (Vintage) or Newer Tins (Recycled)
Vintage Tin single, double and triple switch plates and outlet covers are made from tins 34 years and older. They are harder to find and often distressed. These switch plates are perfect for older homes or homes with antique décor. These are marked VINTAGE.
Recycled Tin single, double and triple switch plates and outlet covers are made from tins dated 1980 to present. They have less surface wear and look great in both newer and older homes! We call them RECYCLED because we keep them out of the landfills!
Limited Editions switch plates or outlet covers are made from tins or pans that are extremely hard to find. These are signed and numbered by the artist.
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A Clark's O.N.T. Spool Thread Tin was used to create this super cool switch plate.
It was hand-cut around the image of a spool of thread!
We try to recycle as much tin as we can, keeping it out of the landfills and beautifying your home. Your Tin Can Sally purchase is your contribution to making the planet greener!