Bronze Betty is first and foremost a family business, owned by family, run by family and loved by family.
Since 2019 when it was founded, Bronze Betty has continually grown and innovated from our first hammer bottle opener to having over 500 products available, creating custom products for corporate gifts and selling our bronze art into Europe, America and Asia.
We use around 95% recycled metal in all of our products, we would love to use 100% recycled but sometimes the metals we need are not available.
Here is a video of Nathan Aherne, the founder of Bronze Betty, talking to you about Bronze Betty.
Nathan Aherne founded Bronze Betty in January 2019.
This is what he had to say about how Bronze Betty came to being.
I am passionate about unique creations. I travel in Asia regularly and when I do, I set aside several days to motorbike up and down every street for hours a day, looking for that unique creation, that unexplained find, that unique human being. I have been doing this for 20 years.
One particular year - I had been riding my motorbike for a few days at this point and I saw that a shop was selling a few bits of bronze cast into different shapes. I asked the store owner if they could tell me where they were made, they gave me a general location and a name.
I got on my motorbike hoping that I would find the place easily, it wasn't until the next day that I found this small shop front obscured by hundreds of other businesses around them. Their production was phenomenal, their bronze mesmerising, their dedication to quality second to none.
I was excited about what we could create together and I wasn't sure if I could make it work, I took some photos and went home and thought it through for a few months.
The result of that "chance" meeting is Bronze Betty.