Sugar Post

You’d think Fred Conlon was raised by negligent parents out back of a junk yard with 18 pitbulls and a make-believe friend named Krull. And yet maybe the truth explains more about this college-educated Rocky Mountain high artist than you’d think.

For starters, Mom and Dad brought him up in a small ski town nestled in the stunning mountains of colorful Colorado, a place called Steamboat Springs. Upon graduation from the University of Utah with a degree in Public Communication, Fred’s dream was to open up a pottery shop (can you say, "What?!"). But with his family’s support and a bout 15 credits in pottery classes under his belt, Sugar Post Pottery celebrated its grand opening in October 1998.

Sugar Post gets its name from its neighborhood in Salt Lake City—Sugar House—and its original location across the street from the post office. In 1999, after the first army helmet turtle was created, Sugar Post Potter & Metal headed in the direction of fulltime metal production. A change of location and the addition of a separate metal facility brought about many new additions to the metal line of creatures, as well as custom projects for both functional use and the purely artistic.
  • Sugar Armadillo RD526

    Sugar Post critters are made in Salt Lake City, Utah. All items are handmade from recycled scrap metal and vintage World War II military surplus. Most items are made from 100% post consumer waste or surplus. Some incorporate factory "seconds", or mis-cuts. All products are welded, plasma cut and assembled in the studio, and every product is signed by the artist.

    Garden Armadillo
    This is a Sugarpost version of an armadillo. He is going to look so great in the garden. Measures about 15" long from head to tail, 8" tall, and 10" wide.

    Ships for $12. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. We'll credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping should you purchase more than one item during a visit and everything will travel safely together. Credit applied once package is prepared.
    $69.00
  • Sugar Army Helmet Ball Wrecker RD1084 SOLD

    Sugar Post critters are made in Salt Lake City, Utah. All items are handmade from recycled scrap metal and vintage World War II military surplus. Most items are made from 100% post consumer waste or surplus. Some incorporate factory "seconds", or mis-cuts. All products are welded, plasma cut and assembled in the studio, and every product is signed by the artist.

    Just when you think you have purchased every gift imaginable for the man in your life, along comes a GBG driving a wrecking crane. Pretty lucky day for you. Measures 21" tall, 15" long, and 12" wide ( tire to tire).

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    Ships for $25. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. Additional shipping if shipped outside continental U.S. to a military base, charged after checkout. We'll credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping should you purchase more than one item during a visit. Credit applied once package prepared. Signature required on delivery unless you specifically request otherwise. Ships to Canada for $50. Difference charged after checkout, prior to shipping.

    $395.00
  • Sugar Army Helmet Helicopter RD1469 SOLD

    Sugar Post critters are made in Salt Lake City, Utah. All items are handmade from recycled scrap metal and vintage World War II military surplus. Most items are made from 100% post consumer waste or surplus. Some incorporate factory "seconds", or mis-cuts. All products are welded, plasma cut and assembled in the studio.

    More from the wacky guys at Sugar Post. This time, you won't need a back yard. Just a place on your desk. Or shelf. Maybe the entry hall table, but the wife might have something to say about that. Measures 11" tall, about 21" long and 18" wide.


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    Ships for $25. Shipping will be more if shipped to a military base outside continental U.S. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. This is shipped with insurance and signature required on delivery unless you specifically tell us otherwise. We'll credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping should you purchase more than one item during a visit. Ships to Canada for $50. Difference charged after checkout prior to shipping.

    $385.00
  • Sugar Army Helmet Ladybug RD217

    Sugar Post critters are made in Salt Lake City, Utah. All items are handmade from recycled scrap metal and vintage World War II military surplus. Most items are made from 100% post consumer waste or surplus. Some incorporate factory "seconds", or mis-cuts. All products are welded, plasma cut and assembled in the studio, and every product is signed by the artist.

    Helmet Ladybug
    Shortly after the first turtle was created, a second helmet creature was born...this sweet red lady bug. A real standout in the garden because of its bright red coat of paint. Bendable wire antennas let you personalize its look. Measures about 12" x 12" x 12". You receive the ladybug photographed.

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    Shipping is $20. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. We'll credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping should you purchase more than one item during a visit. Ships to Canada for $40. Difference charged after checkout prior to shipping.

    $125.00
  • Sugar Army Helmet Tank w/Diesel Pipe RD352 STOLEN

    Sugar Post critters are made in Salt Lake City, Utah. All items are handmade from recycled scrap metal and vintage World War II military surplus. Most items are made from 100% post consumer waste or surplus. Some incorporate factory "seconds", or mis-cuts. All products are welded, plasma cut and assembled in the studio, and every product is signed by the artist.

    Looking for something special for the guy that has everything? There's no getting around it - this one is for a guy. Now, I know there will be ladies out there who say, "No way on this sweet earth are you bringing that into our home" but let's not be hasty. They still don't know about our secret stash of shoes and they still believe us when we respond with "This? I've had this dress for years - you just didn't notice." Ladies, you get this for the man in your life as insurance. When he says, "Absolutely no paisley pillows in this house," you respond with, "Well I let you bring that tank in." End of discussion. From now on you can bring home anything you want.

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    This tank measures about 15" tall. It spans about 13" wide and is 18" deep. I've included multiple photos to show the details that abound. You will receive the tank pictured. Shipping will be $30 and it ships alone. Shipping to a military base outside the continental U.S. incurs additional shipping, charged after checkout. Ships to Canada for $55. Difference charged after checkout prior to shipping.

    $299.00
  • Sugar Army Helmet Tank w/Gunner RD648 SOLD

    Sugar Post critters are made in Salt Lake City, Utah. All items are handmade from recycled scrap metal and vintage World War II military surplus. Most items are made from 100% post consumer waste or surplus. Some incorporate factory "seconds", or mis-cuts. All products are welded, plasma cut and assembled in the studio, and every product is signed by the artist.

    One Man Tank Gnomebegone with Grenade. Looking for something special for the guy that has everything? There's no getting around it - this one is for a guy. Now, I know there will be ladies out there who say, "No way on this sweet earth are you bringing that into our home" but let's not be hasty. They still don't know about our secret stash of shoes and they still believe us when we respond with "This? I've had this dress for years - you just didn't notice." Ladies, you get this for the man in your life as insurance. When he says, "Absolutely no paisley pillows in this house," you respond with, "Well I let you bring that tank in." End of discussion. From now on you can bring home anything you want.

    Measures 19.5" tall, and about 17.5" wide. 12" deep.

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    Shipping will be $28. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. This one will ship alone. Signature required on delivery.

    $295.00
  • Sugar Army Helmet Turtle MP RD1195 SOLD

    Sugar Post critters are made in Salt Lake City, Utah. All items are handmade from recycled scrap metal and vintage World War II military surplus. Most items are made from 100% post consumer waste or surplus. Some incorporate factory "seconds", or mis-cuts. All products are welded, plasma cut and assembled in the studio, and every product is signed by the artist.

    Helmet Turtle
    This turtle is handmade from a WWII army helmet, and measures about 18"L (including removable head) x 7" tall x 11". He is full of personality. His head and neck slip off for shipping, and the thoughtful construction permits you to adjust his head direction at will. And as an added bonus, the spring neck bobs in the breeze, providing hours of enjoyment for those who like to look out the window at their back yard. You receive the actual turtle pictured.

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    Shipping on this dude is $19. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. Should you purchase more than one item during a visit, and it can fit safely in the same box, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping.
    $115.00
  • Sugar Army Helmet Turtle RD215 SOLD

    Sugar Post critters are made in Salt Lake City, Utah. All items are handmade from recycled scrap metal and vintage World War II military surplus. Most items are made from 100% post consumer waste or surplus. Some incorporate factory "seconds", or mis-cuts. All products are welded, plasma cut and assembled in the studio, and every product is signed by the artist.

    Helmet Turtle
    This turtle is handmade from a WWII army helmet, and measures about 18"L (including removable head) x 7" tall x 11". He is full of personality. His head and neck slip off for shipping, and the thoughtful construction permits you to adjust his head direction at will. And as an added bonus, the spring neck bobs in the breeze, providing hours of enjoyment for those who like to look out the window at their back yard. You receive the actual turtle pictured.

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    Shipping on this dude is $22. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. Shipping to a military base will incur additional shipping fees (learned the hard way) to be charged prior to shipping. Should you purchase more than one item during a visit, and it can fit safely in the same box, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Ships to Canada for $45. Difference charged after checkout prior to shipping.

    $115.00
  • Sugar Army Helmet Turtle Red Cross RD1194 SOLD

    Sugar Post critters are made in Salt Lake City, Utah. All items are handmade from recycled scrap metal and vintage World War II military surplus. Most items are made from 100% post consumer waste or surplus. Some incorporate factory "seconds", or mis-cuts. All products are welded, plasma cut and assembled in the studio, and every product is signed by the artist.

    Helmet Turtle
    This turtle is handmade from a WWII army helmet, and measures about 18"L (including removable head) x 7" tall x 11". He is full of personality. His head and neck slip off for shipping, and the thoughtful construction permits you to adjust his head direction at will. And as an added bonus, the spring neck bobs in the breeze, providing hours of enjoyment for those who like to look out the window at their back yard. You receive the actual turtle pictured.

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    Shipping on this dude is $19. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. Should you purchase more than one item during a visit, and it can fit safely in the same box, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping.
    $115.00
  • Sugar Army Helmet Wrangler RD1178B SOLD

    Sugar Post critters are made in Salt Lake City, Utah. All items are handmade from recycled scrap metal and vintage World War II military surplus. Most items are made from 100% post consumer waste or surplus. Some incorporate factory "seconds", or mis-cuts. All products are welded, plasma cut and assembled in the studio, and every product is signed by the artist.

    Wrangler
    Looking for something special for the guy that has everything? There's no getting around it - this one is for a guy. Now, I know there will be ladies out there who say, "No way on this sweet earth are you bringing that into our home" but let's not be hasty. They still don't know about our secret stash of shoes and they still believe us when we respond with "This? I've had this dress for years - you just didn't notice." From now on you can bring home anything you want.

    This cowboy is going to ride this helmet until it's broken. Cowboy is attached to helmet with nut and bolt so it will be in 2 pieces when it's shipped. 23" tall, including the cowboy. Helmet is 12" tall and spans 10" across the legs. Cowboy is 13" toe to toe. You will receive the wrangler set pictured.

    Shipping will be $35.00 and he ships alone via FedEx with tracking and insurance.

    $199.00
  • Sugar Bug Bomb RD406 SOLD

    Sugar Post critters are made in Salt Lake City, Utah. All items are handmade from recycled scrap metal and vintage World War II military surplus. Most items are made from 100% post consumer waste or surplus. Some incorporate factory "seconds", or mis-cuts. All products are welded, plasma cut and assembled in the studio.

    More from the wacky guys at Sugar Post. This time, you won't need a back yard - just some real estate on your desk or shelf. But, you can still put him to work in your garden too. Bug Bomb How many people look at a grenade and say to themselves - "Golly - that would make a nifty bug!" Not many. But Fred isn't a regular kind of guy.

    Here he transforms a "dead" grenade into a lively bug fit for a place of distinction in the home. Well, truth be told - probably the woman of the house will make you put it in your own space - like in your TV man room. Measures 4.25" deep, 5.75" long, and 4.25" tall. You receive the one pictured.

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    Ships for $8. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. We'll credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping should you purchase more than one item during a visit.
    $65.00
  • Sugar Desk Bucket Fisherman Card Holder RD1012 SOLD

    Sugar Post critters are made in Salt Lake City, Utah. All items are handmade from recycled scrap metal and vintage World War II military surplus. Most items are made from 100% post consumer waste or surplus. Some incorporate factory "seconds", or mis-cuts. All products are welded, plasma cut and assembled in the studio.

    More from the wacky guys at Sugar Post. This time, you won't need a back yard - just some real estate on your desk or shelf. And it's the answer to the comment, "That's really cool, but what can you do with it?"

    I know - you have a fisherman in your life and you've just about run out of the perfect gift to give for birthdays. How 'bout this one? Chances are pretty good they won't have a SugarPost fisherman bucket desk caddy! Measures 8.25" tall to the top of the fishing pole, 8.25" wide and 2.5" deep.

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    Ships for $8. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. We'll credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping should you purchase more than one item during a visit.
    $65.00
  • Sugar Desk Decision Maker RD1184 SOLD

    Sugar Post critters are made in Salt Lake City, Utah. All items are handmade from recycled scrap metal and vintage World War II military surplus. Most items are made from 100% post consumer waste or surplus. Some incorporate factory "seconds", or mis-cuts. All products are welded, plasma cut and assembled in the studio.

    More from the wacky guys at Sugar Post. This time, you won't need a back yard - just some real estate on your desk or shelf. And it's the answer to the comment, "That's really cool, but what can you do with it?"

    Some days you just need someone to tell you what to do. You made so many decisions your head hurts. If one more person asks you what they should do, you will explode. Bring your blood pressure back to a healthy place and leave the decisions to this GBG decision maker. Just pose the question and spin....
    Oh - and bonus - you can use the center to hold your pens.

    Bottom is 6" diameter. 6" tall to top of GBG head.

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    Ships for $8. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. We'll credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping should you purchase more than one item during a visit.

    $89.00
  • Sugar Desk Hog Wild Card Holder RD876 SOLD

    Sugar Post critters are made in Salt Lake City, Utah. All items are handmade from recycled scrap metal and vintage World War II military surplus. Most items are made from 100% post consumer waste or surplus. Some incorporate factory "seconds", or mis-cuts. All products are welded, plasma cut and assembled in the studio.

    More from the wacky guys at Sugar Post. This time, you won't need a back yard - just some real estate on your desk or shelf. And it's the answer to the comment, "That's really cool, but what can you do with it?"

    Here it is. "When pigs fly" business card holder.  Approx. 6" tall and wide. You receive the piece pictured.

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    Ships for $6. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. We'll credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping should you purchase more than one item during a visit. Ships to CAnada for $30. Difference charged after checkout and prior to shipping.

    $75.00
  • Sugar Desk MC Hammer Hopper RD1133

    Sugar Post critters are made in Salt Lake City, Utah. All items are handmade from recycled scrap metal and vintage World War II military surplus. Most items are made from 100% post consumer waste or surplus. Some incorporate factory "seconds", or mis-cuts. All products are welded, plasma cut and assembled in the studio.

    More from the wacky guys at Sugar Post. This time, you won't need a back yard - just some real estate on your desk or shelf. And it's the answer to the comment, "That's really cool, but what can you do with it?"

    Chances are pretty good you won't have a SugarPost Hammer Hopper paperweight! Stands 4.5" tall and 3" wide across the back of the hammer. 7" long. The body is a cleverly disguised hammer head. You receive the one photographed.

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    Ships for $6. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. We'll credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping should you purchase more than one item during a visit. Ships to Canada for $30. Difference charged after checkout prior to shipping.

    $49.00
  • Sugar Desk MC Hammer Pen Holder RD1183 SOLD

    Sugar Post critters are made in Salt Lake City, Utah. All items are handmade from recycled scrap metal and vintage World War II military surplus. Most items are made from 100% post consumer waste or surplus. Some incorporate factory "seconds", or mis-cuts. All products are welded, plasma cut and assembled in the studio.

    More from the wacky guys at Sugar Post. This time, you won't need a back yard - just some real estate on your desk or shelf. And it's the answer to the comment, "That's really cool, but what can you do with it?"

    Chances are pretty good you won't have a SugarPost Hammer Hopper pen holder! Stands 5" tall and 3.5" wide across the back of the hammer. 6" long. The body is a cleverly disguised hammer head.

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    Ships for $8. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. We'll credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping should you purchase more than one item during a visit.
    $55.00