Dremel maker Harry Arling


Harry Arling

Interview with creative Harry Arling

Harry Arling is an artist through and through: a true creative. He is also a huge fan of Dremel. So, it is high time to ask him some questions!

Repurposing old plastics to art.
10+ years

Harry telling us more about his art

We asked Harry how he comes up with his ideas and where he gets his inspiration from. Watch the video here:

Questions we asked Harry

Project Gallery

Custom built toy "Baot with wheels power by walking mashine"
Custom built toy "New age war mashine"
Custom built toy "Plane with chair for sidekick"
Custom built toy "Robot beetle"

Do you have any tips that you'd like to share?

“I discovered, by coincidence, that polishing works very well with soft plastics. However, soft plastic melts faster, so it’s wise to use a slower rotation speed. The polishing wheel creates a soft and smooth surface, because of which paint sticks easier too. A great way to kill two birds with just one stone!”

Harry Arling working on a new toy

What's the best reaction you've ever had to your works of art?

“That was during the Florence Biennale. I really wanted to be part of the event, but you have to pay to exhibit there. Thanks to crowdfunding, I was eventually able to participate and exhibit two works of art as it would cost more to exhibit a third piece. I decided to opt for a different approach, I wore one of my works of art: a kosmotronic hard hat! The event was attended by a total of 450 artists, but within no time at all, everyone was talking about my hard hat. It was a real conversation starter! That was quite a smart thing to do, even if I do say so myself. Ha-ha.”

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