Who are you?
My name is Brendan Duggan.
Where are you?
I started Get Bent Metal, a small welding shop in Gravenhurst, Ontario 6 years ago. After working in the movie industry in Toronto for years, I got fed up with city life and moved to cottage country to start my own enterprise.
Why do you hand make your products?
I have always enjoyed making objects, I remember assembling sculptures as a child in my fathers workshop from the leftover television electronics he used to work with. Now, I can’t imagine not making things, what else would I do? I am most at peace when a project is completed to my satisfaction.
How long did it take to make?
From start to finish the octopus lamp took a few years to complete. I have assembled and reassembled it a few times until I was happy with it. To make another now, with a plan in place it would be about 40 hrs.
What hopes/dreams do you have for your products? Where would you like to see them?
I’ve been looking for a brick and mortar retailer to carry my items but it hasn’t happened yet. Most of the work I do is for residence’s in my area, railings, chandeliers that type of thing. I get most of my sales of smaller items through customers who come in looking for a railing and they end up buying the ready made Items.
Thank you Brendan.
Tamra and Gwyn