This is the story of how Rusty Creations aka William Moulton-Day all began. Seeing passion and creativity turn into the business it is today.

In 2017, William made a career change to follow his creative passions. This saw him enroll onto a professional Welding and Fabrication course. Feeling inspired by his studies, and after inheriting a second-hand welder, he started to experiment with different materials and forms. He discovered a desire to work with old horseshoes and the first ever Rusty Creation was born – The Reindeer.

Initially making horseshoe reindeer for family & friends, this rapidly grew into something bigger than William imagined with Reindeer even travelling to as far away as Australia!

Following on from ‘The Reindeer’ William created a range of different items from recycled horseshoes including wine racks, boot holders, candle holders, planters and decorative hearts. 

The first Rusty Creation 'Reindeer'

Intrigued as to how far he could push his new skills, William started to experiment and design larger sculptures from horseshoes and scrap metal. He created a ‘Fish & Hook’ in his own unique style, which caught the eye of a local fishing lake who requested a fish & fisherman sculpture; this became Rusty Creation’s very first large commission sculpture.

Double Horseshoe Candle Holder

Fast forward to current times and Rusty Creations has gained a reputation for creating unique, one-of-a-kind sculptures in a range of different forms. William strives to meet the needs and requirements of each commission, bringing ideas to life, with no two Rusty Creations ever being the same. 

Fish & Hook First Commission Sculpture

Currently, William works mostly to commission, creating personal works for a wide range of clients from personal homes and gardens to larger pieces for businesses. He also exhibits at shows & events and sells his work through his website shop.

Do you fancy having your own Rusty Creation? Got a great idea but not sure where to start? Contact William who can help you to bring your vision to life.

William believes pictures speak louder than words so please do check out the Rusty Creations Gallery page. 

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