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The "Tin Man" Charlies Lucas

Known for his knack at recycling metal and other materials into 3-D works, Charlie Lucas turned a hobby into a profession following a back injury in 1984.  As he recovered, Lucas prayed that God would give him a talent he could use to support his family.  Soon, his life was “recycled” into “junk-man genius.” Now, almost three decades later, The Tin Man’s art has been seen from Selma to Montgomery, from New York to France, and numerous other places between. He has lectured at Yale and painted in Paris. His story and works also appear in more than 40 books.

Tin Man Studio

Tin Man Studio is a creative art studio located in Selma, Alabama. Founded by artist and educator Charlie Lucas, the studio is known for producing unique and captivating works of art that reflect the culture and history of the South. Lucas himself is a highly respected artist with over three decades of experience, and his works have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.

The studio's name is inspired by the iconic character from "The Wizard of Oz," who was also in search of a heart, and it represents the studio's commitment to creating art with both technical skill and emotional depth. Tin Man Studio offers a range of services, including art classes, workshops, and commissions, and is dedicated to promoting creativity and cultural understanding through art.

Please call ahead to schedule a tour.


9 Lauderdale Street
Selma, AL 36701

(334) 327-1373