Our cutlery creations have been inspired by Carrol Boyes, the South African queen of cutlery.
Having studied and loved sculpture it made sense to make functional but artistic objects to fill the cutlery gap that existed in Zimbabwe back in 2000. Since then I’ve gone into partnership with a great friend, Anastasia, who oversees our production. In 2021 a young ambitious marketer Fotini Ioannides joined our team to manage our marketing and social media. Fotini is based in Lusaka, Zambia and has set up a Crazy Cutlery branch there which she managers.
We use brass and aluminium and are considering adding cast iron. The cutlery is beautifully made using the ancient form of smelting – pouring molten ore into sand moulds, which brings a certain uniqueness to every piece. It’s a simple but incredibly labour intensive exercise. Once the objects are cast they have to be filed down and carefully polished on a buffing wheel with abrasive soaps.
This process of melting down the metal to achieve these simple but magnificent pieces contributes to cleaning up the environment and income generation for local entrepreneurs who recycle old, discarded and unwanted metal.
There’s really no limit to what we can create and we're continually inspired by commissions for bespoke pieces to meet our clients' needs. Aside from our classic cutlery range, we also produce a wide range of various products consisting of brass and aluminium and extending our range even more including: trophies for polo and fishing tournaments.
“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
― Francis of Assisi
Please contact us for our prices. We can create customized items on request.