The Metal Artisans Project aims to increase the capacity of local artists to reach international markets while sharing the beauty and pride of Haitian artwork. Economic development is a priority at HAC. 50% of the proceeds go to the artists while the remainder of the proceeds directly support HAC programs in Haiti.
These artists live in a village among other artists who have been making metal sculpture for generations. We selected these particular artists because they are passionate, aspiring artists. There are about seven guys all under 25 working together in the shop. Each artist brings his own special skills to create each piece.
Sculptures start with a recycled drum of tomato paste. Every step is done by hand, starting with disassembling the drum and drawing the design on the raw metal. It is then carefully cut, shaped, polished, painted, and sealed to create a beautiful sculpture. Custom orders are available; they did an incredible job with our logo.
You can find our store on eBay, just search for HacusArt. Thank you for support economic development in Haiti and spreading love for Haitian artwork.