Carlos Montanaro Indio CA


We use historic, vintage timepieces as a base from which we create our art. Using silversmithing, jewelry bench skills & traditional watch making techniques, we rivet, engrave & restore timepieces and turn them into works of art. We reveal the mechanical aspects of the pieces & showcase their beauty in a new way.

We started creating this type of art because we are lovers of all things industrial. We create what we have passion for. Fascinated by the history, artistry and the importance of these pieces existing, we find inspiration in mechanics, utilizing historic timepieces as a medium.

We really enjoy what we create because we’re big believers in showing people what they might be missing in this world. Our work is about taking something and putting it into a context where people see it as more important, turning normal things into a piece of art. We love the stories, the beauty and the craftsmanship of these historic pieces and we thrive on the challenge it poses to recreate & rework them into something that others can appreciate as much as we do. We have great passion for this craft.

The people who inspire us most in this world are those who take a chance on something because they love what they’re doing.

Announcement: Welcome!

Although the event is still the third week in July Fair days have changed to Thursday through Sunday  Please join us for the 2018 Art Fair Thursday July 19 – Sunday July 22! “Diversity, Live it on South U.” Located on the south edge of the U of M campus, the South University Area is […]