Some dads teach girls how to throw a ball. Tammy Roy’s dad taught her how to weld. "No dessert until you complete that beveled angle!"
The lessons paid off. Roy produces amazing eco-inspired metal art, like this fireplace screen forged with rebar that she rescued from demolition sites. The gorgeous green votives interspersed in the modern sculpture are recycled bottoms of Mickey beer bottles.
Roy established 180-design to showcase her recycled repertoire, which also includes stunning modern bowls, tables and tabletop designs.
"My mantra: stay centered with God, keep balance in your life, and use your gifts," says the former graphic artist-turned metal maven. Dad may have given her the tools to get started, but her mom made an impression too. Roy describes her as "the ultimate dumpster diver" who also also produces art from reclaimed treasures. ($250.)