Since 1983, designers at Crystal World have been creating beautiful figurines perfect for any occasion. Lead artist and founder Rudy Nakai and his team produce high-quality collectibles made from full-cut faceted crystal that are sure to delight both givers and receivers.
Ben Alden Watford is a man of many talents. With a background in education ranging from secondary through university to author of seven books in a variety of topics, there is an art form that Watford has grown into a successful business–pottery.
When wood artisan Neal DeVore discovered his love of woodturning (a form of woodworking). He began a business he loved and never looked back.
His creativity presents itself through the meticulous beauty of his creations. From sculptural works of art to beautiful dinnerware, his talent for turning burl wood has taken his pieces to various galleries and even made him a nominee for Martha Stewart American Made 2013.
But how can these unique pieces make their way into your store? That’s when DeVore’s wholesale store, Shavings, becomes part of your shopping list.
An Artist and His Medium
Turning professionally since 1996, DeVore goes to great lengths to give each piece a nice finish ready to be admired. His salad bowls, for instance, made of primary wood are hand rubbed with beeswax and mineral oil while his sculptural pieces are finished with a food-safe lacquer.
DeVore uses primary species of wood found in Northern California and creates his product out of pieces that would be burned or thrown away, as his own personal way of recycling natural resources.
Pieces for The Home
Handmade in Lincoln, California, DeVore creates sculptural art pieces as well as a line of what he calls functional kitchen an household accessories.
From platters to salt shakers, each piece offers DeVore’s signature unique flare. Customers will love the beautiful bowls with contrasting enamel rims and one-of-a-kind tea light holders.
Surprise customers with not only beautiful dinnerware, but also high end art pieces they can display in their home by a recognized artist who loves to let his creativity blend with nature.
“I never cease to be amazed by what mother nature provides when I open a lump of burl wood and the beauty just leaps out at me,” he said. “I always say she gives me the art and as a craftsman, I just work around the edges.”
All of DeVore’s pieces are unique, creative and a customer favorite. Get Shavings sculptural art and handmade homewares for your store.
If you are truly in search of the most unique outdoor decor, these garden statues from Beautiful Frog are just what you need! Creator, Beau Smith, is a genuine artisan and innovator who specializes in crafting beautiful frogs. These metal sculptures are definitely out of the ordinary, but more so they are quite comical!
Imagine walking through the park and spotting a human sized frog perched on a bench playing the guitar or lifting weights. That is exactly where you can find these contemporary sculptures all around the nation.
These beautiful frog sculptures can be found in not only parks around the nation, but also in libraries, galleries, schools, museums, gardens, and even a gym. In addition to public locations, these metal sculptures make intriguing outdoor decor in the gardens and patios of individuals. One grateful customer of Beautiful Frog sent in the following message to express their satisfaction with the iron art.
“…As you can see, they are seated immediately outside our front door to welcome all our guests. Needless to say, they have become quite a conversation piece in our neighborhood and elicit many smiles, from young and old alike.
Thank you again for your wonderful frog sculpture – we will treasure it forever!
The sculptures have made appearances in several commercials and advertisements. Southern Living Magazine and Cobb Life Magazine both featured articles about the unique statues in 2009.
Interested yet? The artisan tributes the humorous variety of statues to the need for lifting moods and making people smile. A few of the styles previously created are an artist frog, bench frog, book frog, goblet frog, Gold’s Gym frog, mushroom frogs, thinker frog, and many more. Many of the Beautiful Frog styles are inspired by musically inclined frogs.
The frogs are hand crafted to remain durable while withstanding the natural outdoor elements. The materials used are copper, brass, and stainless steel, all of which are non-corrosive.
Although these metal sculptures may be out of the ordinary, they are certainly inspiring works of art! It is the hope of the artist that passer by’s will be prompted to sit or stand with the frogs to have a picture taken.