One man's trash is another man's treasure, and incidentally, nice shower curtain toga. Turning what other's leave behind into flavor for your pad, John Brickels.
Building architectural/ industrial themed stoneware sculpture for 35 years, this Essex-VT based artist uses rescued vintage metal, glass, dials, cars, etc, to create ceramic art in four categories: buildings, claymobiles, robots, and machines, each of which will one day attempt to take over the world (except for those pansy buildings). From the robots collection, there's Milliamp, a lanky six-foot C-3P0-like droid standing tall w/ light bulb horns and a wrench in hand; a wall-hung Platypus Bot w/ detailed clay bolts, vintage metal chest plate, and a seemingly angry disposition; and a robot with a saw for a hand that appears to have fallen backwards into an old wooden crate, called Bot in a Box -- since you already put your other side in last year. Life-sized claymobiles and other abstract machine-centric structures include a jacked up rusty vintage pedal car equipped with fabricated ceramic engine and tires called the 64 1/2 Mustang; the Horstmann Machine (a gold valve-topped industrial piece w/ a wire-filled electrical compartment fronted by a genuine Horstmann outlet panel); and a 43-inch stone replica of a vintage dashboard with a metal steering wheel, ashtray, and an open glove compartment, so there's no way it belonged to Jose Canseco.
There're also more architecture-driven pieces designed after farms, factories, and row houses like Tuscon Timeshare (a hilltop perched mobile home), Akron Asbestos (modeled after an Ohio factory), and a curvy rendition of an old wooden/shingled farmhouse called Wonky Barn, which some may just call a sagging refrigerator box, but what are they, the Barn Police?