Pukka Junk Creative
RECLAIM : RECYCLE : REUSE
Pukka Junk Creative has been proudly providing high quality recycled products since 2002. What differentiates us from other recyclers, is our ability to truly connect with our customers, either at craft fairs or online, and provide the exceptional, compassionate service they deserve. To learn more, simply browse through our site.
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More About Pukka Junk Creative
It all started in 2002 just before I retired from business, and I wanted to get back into art and making. It was more than 50 years since I had come out of art school. Wanting to engage my brain and hands into making . I enrolled onto a silversmithing course and after a couple of years I was making silver jewellery , from old and discarded silver I purchased from car boots and auctions. I would test the silver, melt it down and make items to order. I ceased that because the price of silver went to high for me to work as a recycler and give a quality product to my customers at a sensible price.
It was when looking through an old photo album seeing my kids in there home made leather moccasins and my daughter with her leather bag made me think. I loved working in leather, and with our throw away society, and built in obsolescence, what could I do!
Visiting the coast one day, we got into a big traffic jam, so we took a back road avoiding the North Norfolk coast. Along that road we drove passed a very larg ‘skip’ out side a house that looked as though it was being renovated. In that skip was a large leather sofa. Dee my wife said’ there you go, what do you think you can make with that’ pointing at the sofa. I knocked at the house and the owners thought I was mad wanting the sofa. I loaded it into our van (my wife is a potter) and that’s how it all started. Every time I skip dive the house owner will always get the first bag from that sofa free. I make many more recycled items but the bags are my passion