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Yardbirds Metal Animal Sculptures

Updated on November 10, 2014

Yardbirds are handcrafted in Louisville, Kentucky by Richard Kolb. His menagerie of birds, critters, dogs and cats has grown from one to over hundreds, as he maintains a tradition of consistently creating exciting new designs.

When people ask about his creations, he smiles and says, 'The things in life that bring us the most joy are those which are fun and unexpected, not the mere necessities,' reinforcing the belief that we can all benefit from a little more whimsy in our lives!

Richard Kolb Biography

For me, creating Yardbirds® turns work into fun! Each Yardbirds® is unique, whimsical, and guaranteed to bring pleasure to its owner. A Yardbirds® is a great conversation piece; many people have fun identifying the parts I cleverly use to make them and they marvel at the way the simple tilt of a head can give a sculpture so much personality.

I use mostly scrap and recycled parts to create my metal birds, critters, dogs, and cats. I think the Yardbirds® are a great way to contribute to the good of the environment; they are saving rejected metal parts from ending up in a landfill and they do wonders for improving the looks of their owners' homes or yards! All Yardbirds® and Junkyard Dogs & Cats are proudly hand-crafted in Kentucky!

My medium is metal sculpture. Some of the materials I use include garden tools, car parts, farm implements, bicycle parts, and mufflers. Numerous new designs are added to the Yardbirds® collection every six months.

I believe that the things that make us happiest in life when we obtain them are not always the necessities of life, but usually the things that we do not need make us the happiest. And that's what Yardbirds® are all about - happiness!

Richard Kolb is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, a lifelong resident of Kentucky, and a juried member of the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program.

Lazy Snail Yardbirds by Richard Kolb



Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 17" x 6" x 8.5" Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

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Hank Heron Sculpture Yardbirds by Richard Kolb

Hank Heron Sculpture Yardbirds by Richard Kolb - $ 99.00
Yardbirds by Richard Kolb

Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 9"x10"x32" Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.


Paperweight Bird unpainted Yardbirds by Richard Kolb

Paperweight Bird unpainted Yardbirds by Richard Kolb - $ 35.00
Yardbirds by Richard Kolb

Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 4.5" x 4.5" x 4" Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

Bessie the Cow Sculpture Yardbirds by Richard Kolb



Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 19"x8"x18" Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

Fat Cat Standing Sculpture Yardbirds by Richard Kolb



Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 12" x 9" x 26" Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

Moose Salt & Pepper Holder Yardbirds by Richard Kolb



Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 7" x 6" x 7.5" Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.


2' Giraffe Sculpture, Yardbirds by Richard Kolb



Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 7" x 9" x 16." Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

Glass-Eyed Frog with Fly Yardbirds by Richard Kolb



Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 7" x 9" x 16." Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

Tiny Schnauzer Yardbirds by Richard Kolb


Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 7.5" x 3.5" x 6.5" Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

Medium Daschund Sculpture Yardbirds by Richard Kolb


Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 18.5" x 5" x 9" Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

Chick Sculpture Yardbirds by Richard Kolb



Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 7" x 9" x 16." Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

Happy Fluffy Puppy Yardbirds by Richard Kolb



Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 10" x 8" x 15" Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

Large Alligator Sculpture Yardbirds by Richard Kolb



Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 44" x 15" x 11" Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

Swinging Monkey Sculpture Yardbirds by Richard Kolb



Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 5.5"x4.5"x8" Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

Squirrel with a Nut Sculpture Yardbirds by Richard Kolb



Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 7" x 9" x 16." Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

Large Horseshoe Crab Sculpture Yardbirds by Richard Kolb



Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 7" x 9" x 16." Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

Horse Pot Holder Yardbirds by Richard Kolb



Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 22" x 9" x 22" Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

Muffler Running Roadrunner Yardbirds by Richard Kolb



Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 13" x 5.5" x 6.5" Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

Copper Pony Coat Rack Yardbirds by Richard Kolb


Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 9"x11.5"x18.5" Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

Jethro Troll Sculpture Yardbirds by Richard Kolb



Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 4"x11"x8.5" Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

Rim Bulldog Sculpture Yardbirds by Richard Kolb



Each Yardbirds sculpture is created with scrap and recycled parts. Unique & whimsical, they're perfect to decorate your house inside & out. Due to the handcrafted nature of these pieces, no two are ever exactly alike.

Junkyard Dogs, Cats, Birds and Sculptures are bare metal and naturally rust with age -- that's their beauty. As we say, "They rust, but they'll never run away."

measures 17"x8.5"x13" Each Yardbirds sculpture is individually hand made out of recycled steel parts. Yardbirds recommends treating them with a clear acrylic enamel spray such as Krylon® or Rustoleum® to prevent rusting.

Please note: this item will be shipped directly from the artist; no expedited shipping is available.

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      John Dyhouse 4 years ago from UK

      Novel designs, should look good in any yard

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      AstroGremlin 4 years ago

      I really like the frying pan chicken. The style reminds me of Max Ernst.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love these!! They are available locally at The Spirited Hand and I have purchased a couple. So much fun.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      these are great decorations that I can see in my yard, well done indeed.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very groovy and so much fun!

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      Hi Richard: Very clever sculptures. Nice lens. Merry Christmas! :)

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      Spook LM 6 years ago

      Many people did this in Zimbabwe and South Africa and we had plenty in our garden. However, I have never seen anything which matches this, stunning. Blessed by an Angel.

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      lkoelbel 7 years ago

      Amazing and unique... extremely creative and a wonderful use of recycled items... I am truly in awe of your work...

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      dc64 lm 8 years ago

      Talk about unique! I've never seen anything like this, but I don't get out much either. Cool idea, though.

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      draik 8 years ago

      Thanks for joining All About Animals Group. Your lens was added to our feature module and it will appear randomly.

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      jipock 8 years ago

      Great Lens!! 5*****Thank you for joining http://www.squidoo.com/groups/foryou

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