Framed pictures from aluminium cans. (further pictures available soon)
The start of a range of beautiful, striking map pictures, computer designed and LASER cut. Mounts are 8″ x 8″ or 6″ x 6″ then framed in black with overall dimensions approximately 9″ x 9 ” x 1 1/2″ and 7 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ respectively.
Teamed up with craft beer brewery Felinfoel in Llanelli to create an unusual partnership. Here is the press release:
“Ashby artist driven to drink.
Lockdown has presented itself with many problems not least for Ashby de la Zouch artist Matthew Warburton from Aluminiumart. He has been prevented from showing his work at craft and art events across the country until at least October 2020. This means customers are unable to see his normal aluminium sculpture work, which is in itself a little different, thus preventing sales. They need to be seen to be appreciated. Lockdown has made Matthew think out of the box. In fact, to create sales he thought of small postal boxes and what could be packaged in them and posted easier and more cost effectively. He already produces large planished and polished aluminium maps of UK and Ireland so the transition was to miniaturise them.
Having created the Wales map he approached craft beer brewer, Felinfoel Brewery in Llanelli, South Wales, to be sole supplier utilising their range of cans as the raw material for the maps. Mike Francis, Assistant General Manager at the brewery said “We are delighted to see our can range being sampled and converted into mounted art….as the oldest brewery in Wales, and the first to can beer in Europe, we certainly have the heritage and lovely to work in conjunction with Matthew to see our can range being utilised”
A case was sent but to protect the cans as much as possible they needed to be sent full, to keep up the internal pressure. The first delivery of 48 cans needed to be emptied, prepared, cut, mounted and returned as pictures to the brewery. Fortunately for Matthew he has some very willing neighbours who could turn the round quickly in order that he didn’t have to drink them all himself. Matthew can be seen returning from town, or back from a run with an empty can or two. Washed and prepared for further artwork as he has a range of products and more underway. His range of “Mini Editions” are vehicles encased in a small jar with a unique background. Starting with the British classics, the range is just beginning.
There’s no need to contact Matthew to volunteer emptying cans as he has a long list already but you can support by purchasing these wonderful products”
The range of beer and associated label is as follows: Double Dragon in the larger size 440ml and 330ml. The rest are small 330ml cans: Craft IPA, Celtic Gold Craft Lager, Dragon’s Heart Nut Brown Ale and Stout.
Please feel free to contact me with any queries. Some may be out of stock but please leave me you details and I can get back to you with an availability date.
Welsh Dragon (see pulldown menu) In Coca Cola or you can specify a can of choice.
Framed pictures photographed without glass present. Supplied with glass in frame. For mounted pictures you would receive picture on backing board and mount with cellophane bag.
Choose first or second class postage. Please contact for multiple item postage quote. If you are enquiring from abroad please just drop me an email and then I can quote package and Postage costs. (mounted picture will be the best option and have it framed in your own country)
Enjoy the beer at Felinfoel Brewery