Kastawayz: Kerry and Amanda Illerbrun
We strive to focus on keeping our ideas fresh and unique!
Kerry and Amanda have taken “up-cycling” to a whole new level.
Their materials are sourced from scrap yards, thrift stores and demolition yards, but their finished pieces feel wonderfully fresh and fun and instantly capture your imagination.
The metals they work with are mostly: light steel, old roofing iron, copper and aluminum. A perfect example of something they use frequently would be an old oil drum.
Using our own hand-drawn designs, each piece is individually cut with any lines in the shape done freehand during the cutting process. We then hammer out the shapes to give them more than one dimension. For the three-dimensional pieces and the cutlery items, a welder is used to piece it all together.
Kerry does the plasma cutting, welding and fabrication. Amanda works on the fabrication process of hammering and shaping each piece, then completes any finishing required … sanding, buffing, painting and varnishing, as well as quality control!
This family operation has been humming along as a full-time business since 2008, after moving from New Zealand.
Living on Vancouver Island is a constant source of inspiration and beauty.