Screwball Paperweight

created by

Fred Conlon

$36.00

Fred Conlon created by

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

location

Utah

“I create stuff that brings a smile to people's faces...and I think good art should make you smile.”

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.

Visit our blog for the inside scoop on Fred's background, plus a peek into a typical day in his shop.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
recycled steel
Measurements
6" L; 20+ ounces
Ingredients
Item ID
20953

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship in the US:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Screwball Paperweight has been discontinued. Once it sells out, it will no longer be available.


also by Fred Conlon

Great Gift

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Great gift, father liked it and it is a good conversational piece in his office.

Rahway, NJ

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It's screwy

4

My son loved this. he thought it would be a great thing to have around a workshop or a place of business as a conversation piece.

San Diego, Ca

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This cracked the office up

5

This got placed front and center in my office to be used as a paperweight for all that annoying incoming snail mail. Admin and mail folks didn't get the hint, so I placed a small "MAIL" label on it until they caught on. Then the fun began as folks tried to figure out what it was. Unique and a good laugh. I'm trying to work up the nerve to buy the same artist's '*-bomb' work to see what office chatter that might create.

Tennessee

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Screwball Paperweight

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