Handmade and Hot: The Octopus Lamp by Brendan Duggan

Octopus Lamp (symetrical version) by Brendan Duggan

Check out today’s Handmade and Hot item on Etsy by Brendan Duggan and see all his other great items his shop here. Brendan answered our questions below:


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