Screwball Paperweight

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Fred Conlon


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Fred Conlon

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Weapon of Mirth Distraction

Is it a paperweight? A work of art? Yes, but at its heart, this curious metal object is actually a groan-inducing, visual joke. Using recycled steel parts, artist Fred Conlon combines a heavyweight screw with a metal ball, suggesting a suitable name for someone with a wacky sense of humor. Perfect for any office pun-slinger, it sits on the desk, innocently inviting passers-by to ask: "What is that thing, anyway?" Handmade in Utah.

Fred Conlon

created by

Fred Conlon



What would metalsmith Fred Conlon be if he weren't an artist? "I can't imagine doing anything else," he says. Raised in Colorado, Fred now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he makes witty garden sculptures out of reclaimed metal.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
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recycled steel
6" L; 20+ ounces
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Screwball Paperweight has been discontinued. Once it sells out, it will no longer be available.

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