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Coming Soon – Transportation Weathervanes

November 9, 2016

In February 2014 we launched our new and improved website with approximately 350 weathervanes. We are in the process of adding our additional designs. If you are looking for a weathervane design that has not yet been added to the new website, please visit our Pinterest site for some preliminary information. Then call us for details and pricing. Airplane Weathervane – Quest Air, Canoe Weathervane, Car Weathervane – Corvair…

Coming Soon – Farm Animal Weathervanes

November 9, 2016

…In February 2014 we launched our new and improved website with approximately 350 weathervane designs. We are in the process of adding additional designs. If you are looking for a weathervane design that has not yet been added to the new website, please visit our Pinterest site for some preliminary information. Then call us for details and pricing. Donkey Weathervane – Trotting…

Coming Soon – Cattle Weathervanes

November 9, 2016

…In February 2014 we launched our new and improved website with approximately 350 weathervane designs. We are in the process of adding additional designs. If you are looking for a weathervane design that has not yet been added to the new website, please visit our Pinterest site for some preliminary information. Then call us for details and pricing. Cow Weathervane – Brahman, Cow Weathervane – Scottish Highland,  …

Coming Soon – Bird Weathervanes

November 3, 2016

In February 2014 we launched our new and improved website with approximately 350 weathervane designs. We are in the process of adding additional designs. If you are looking for a weathervane design that has not yet been added to the new website, please visit our Pinterest site for some preliminary information. Then call us for details and pricing. Eagle Weather Vane Catching Fish, Heron Weather Vane Great Blue Heron with Baby , Hummingbird…

Coming Soon – Dog Weathervanes

November 10, 2016

In February 2014 we launched our new and improved website with approximately 350 weathervane designs. We are in the process of adding additional designs. If you are looking for a weathervane design that has not yet been added to the new website, please visit our Pinterest site for some preliminary information. Then call us for details and pricing. Coonhound Weathervane – Black and Tan Standing, Beagle Weathervane – Standing with…

Coming Soon – Banner Weathervanes

November 9, 2016

In February 2014 we launched our new and improved website with approximately 350 weathervane designs. We are in the process of adding additional designs. If you are looking for a weathervane design that has not yet been added to the new website, please visit our Pinterest site for some preliminary information. Then call us for details and pricing. Banner Weathervane – with Half Moon Cal Bear Banner Weathervane Westgate Banner Weathervane…

Coming Soon – Mythological Weathervanes

November 5, 2016

In February 2014 we launched our new and improved website with approximately 350 weathervane designs. We are in the process of adding additional designs. If you are looking for a weathervane design that has not yet been added to the new website, please visit our Pinterest site for some preliminary information. Then call us for details and pricing. Bunny Weathervane – Whimsical, Cherub Weathervane with Dove, Dragon Weathervane with Sun,…

Coming Soon – Wild Animals

November 9, 2016

In February 2014 we launched our new and improved website with approximately 350 weathervane designs. We are in the process of adding additional designs. If you are looking for a weathervane design that has not yet been added to the new website, please visit our Pinterest site for some preliminary information. Then call us for details and pricing. Deer Weathervane – Fallow Deer – Exclusive, Deer Weathervane – Leaping, Deer…

Coming Soon – Unique Weather Vanes

November 9, 2016

In February 2014 we launched our new and improved website with approximately 350 weathervane designs. We are in the process of adding additional designs. If you are looking for a weathervane design that has not yet been added to the new website, please visit our Pinterest site for some preliminary information. Then call us for details and pricing. Angel Feathers Arrow Weathervane, Arrow Weathervane with Globe and Finial, Bishopsgate Logo…

Coming Soon – Humans

November 9, 2016

In February 2014 we launched our new and improved website with approximately 350 weathervane designs. We are in the process of adding additional designs. If you are looking for a weathervane design that has not yet been added to the new website, please visit our Pinterest site for some preliminary information. Then call us for details and pricing. Attorney Weathervane, Chimney Sweep Weathervane, Cricket Player Weathervane Silhouette, Dancers…

Coming Soon – Horse Weathervanes

November 9, 2016

In February 2014 we launched our new and improved website with approximately 350 weathervane designs. We are in the process of adding additional designs. If you are looking for a weathervane design that has not yet been added to the new website, please visit our Pinterest site for some preliminary information. Then call us for details and pricing. Bronc Weathervane Rearing, Bronco Weathervane Bucking with Cowgirl, Dressage Passage Weathervane…

West Coast Weathervanes Literature

September 23, 2013

…that says that the new design will follow shortly. The Art of the Weathervane by Steve Miller is included, gift wrapped, in the price of your weathervane. If the weathervane is a gift, we can prepare and send the book out as soon as your order is placed. By sending the book out in advance, the recipient will have something to open on the special occasion (birthday, holiday, anniversary, wedding, retirement, etc.). The weathervane itself will…

Predicting the Weather Using a Weathervane

September 27, 2013

…anta Ana”, which is a hot, dry wind, sometimes gusty and strong. North winds during the winter often herald stormy weather approaching, possibly accompanied by hail or snow. Blowing from colder regions, especially when coming from the northeast, these winds are products of low pressure systems. Southerly winds typically bring warm and humid conditions. A wind from the south usually carries gentle rains, though it can bring more violent…

Coffee Pot Weathervane – with Cups

December 8, 2014

…ls as part of the sculpture piece and asked us to design a ‘fat and happy’ coffeepot with steaming mugs of coffee below. This weathervane is crafted in copper in swell-bodied style, with brass ‘steam’ coming off the coffee in the mugs. Our client requested optional gold leaf to create their logo, and the traditional checkered table cloth. In the history of metal fabricated weather vanes, using them as signage for a place…

Swordfish Weathervane – Swimming

September 10, 2013

…ed in the price of our weathervanes is a small personalized booklet with a color photograph of the weathervane selected placed inside the front cover. If the weathervane is a gift, the booklet can be prepared and sent out as soon as an order is placed. It can then be given to the recipient on the special occasion, with the made-to-order sculpture piece following as soon as it is completed. The Swordfish, also known as Broadbill in some…

Delivery Of Your New Weathervane

September 23, 2013

…IC INFORMATION Our lead times naturally vary, depending on the orders in our schedule. If you are in construction and want to install the weathervane hardware now, we do stock all standard components and can send them out as soon as your order is placed. Our standard hardware works for about 90% of all installations. If the installation requires custom hardware, we can send it out as soon as it has been fabricated. The weathervane sculpture…

Tennis Weathervane – Male Tennis Player

September 27, 2013

…Tennis Players. Again, if desired, the type of tennis racquet can be modified at the time the order is placed. If you are in construction right now, we have most standard installation hardware in stock and can send it out as soon as an order is placed, with your custom weathervane sculpture piece following as soon as it is completed. Originating in Europe in the late 19th century, tennis spread first throughout the English-speaking world,…

Tennis Weathervane – Tennis Racquet

September 27, 2013

…allations, we would be happy to make both size and installation recommendations for your new weathervane. And, if you are in construction right now, we have most standard installation hardware in stock and can send it out as soon as an order is placed, with your custom weathervane following as soon as it is completed. Some years ago, we made a very special memorial Tennis Racquet Weather Vane. The family commissioned a medium sized (two-foot)…

Cupola Installation Method

September 27, 2013

…do one of the following: unscrew the roof unscrew one of the louvers come up through the attic for access inside the cupola High Functional Cupola If you are in construction now, we can send out the installation hardware as soon as the order has been placed for installation prior to the roof being sealed off. The sculpture piece will follow as soon as it is completed and slide down over the already installed weathervane hardware. Note: If, at…

Surfboard Weathervane – Longboard

September 27, 2013

…ood choice for a new home overlooking one of the most breathtaking vistas anywhere on the planet! Whether you surf on a longboard, shortboard or something in between, we can customize this weathervane to reflect your surfing style. Please give us a call to discuss your options. If you are in construction right now, we have most standard installation hardware in stock and can send it out as soon as an order is placed, with your custom weathervane…

Trout Weathervane – Leaping

September 10, 2013

…ed in the price of our weathervanes is a small personalized booklet with a color photograph of the weathervane selected placed inside the front cover. If the weathervane is a gift, the booklet can be prepared and sent out as soon as an order is placed. It can then be given to the recipient on the special occasion, with the made-to-order sculpture piece following as soon as it is completed. Trout are closely related to salmon and char (or charr)…

Dog Weathervane – Great Dane Standing

October 11, 2013

…t Coast Weather Vanes they are given the opportunity to select the metal combinations, eye color if applicable, ‘lucky’ pennies and optional gold or palladium leafing to accentuate the features of their dog. Each weathervane coming out of our studio is made from start to finish by a single craftsman who oversees all these details and then signs, dates and numbers the weathervane within its limited edition series. Please enjoy our Great Dane…

Fox Weathervane – With Feather

December 19, 2013

This Fox Weather Vane, Trotting with Feather, Vulpes vulpes, was commissioned by a customer of ours in New Jersey. When viewing a potential property on which to build their home and farm they saw a beautiful vixen fox coming trotting out of the grasses in a field carrying a single feather in her mouth. Seeing her was the final factor that convinced them to purchase this particular piece of the land. In her honor, they commissioned this Fox…

History

September 20, 2013

…As long as humans have farmed the land, sailed the seas, and contemplated their place in nature, the wind has played a key role in their speculations. By interpreting the wind’s changing direction our ancestors predicted the coming weather to survive. The earliest documented weather vane is a huge figure of the Greek sea god, Triton, mounted atop the Tower of Winds in Athens, Greece, first century BC. In the 9th century Vikings were carrying…

Dove Weathervane – Flying

July 9, 2015

…ing Dove of Peace Weathervane was originally commissioned in 1997. Our customer wanted us to represent the Dove returning to Noah’s Ark with the olive branch to indicate that it had found dry land and their time of trial was coming to an end. This same Dove of Peace Weathervane also appears on our Noah’s Ark Weathervane. We have made a number of these weathervanes in various sizes over the years. A memorable one was made one for a church retreat…

Dog Weathervane – Bulldog Standing

October 11, 2013

…for a customer and have added it to our catalog. For this tri-color the gilding is included in the prices shown. Here is a note we received from one of our Bulldog Weathervane customers: “LizAnne, Ken, It’s been a long time coming but we finally moved into our new home along with Max, our weathervane. He really looks great and greets us everytime we come home. Thanks for your fine work and artistry to capture the likeness of Max. As good as he…

Hummingbird Weathervane – Anna’s

December 4, 2013

…ctors of American Folk Art. Even though we use paper patterns to cut out the copper, the texturing and shaping is done by hand and eye so no two weathervanes in a series are ever exactly alike. In addition, each weather vane coming out of our studio is made from start to finish by one artisan, who then signs the work. Hummingbirds are small avians in the family Trochilidae. They are known for their ability to hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping…

Bear Weathervane – With Bunny

December 18, 2013

…ration as a special family heirloom. Rather than striving for a mass production market, we seek to create weathervanes that are personal and have meaning for the individual. If you have an idea you would like to see brought to life, please give us a call. We love exploring new projects and some of the nicest weathervanes we’ve made are the result of customers coming to us and saying, “Can you make me a ………”…

St George & Dragon Weathervane

October 18, 2013

…e copper weathervane makers in the world who offer this type of design in such a small size. Weathervane collectors prize fine craftsmanship, unique design and unusual size. We anticipate that the small handmade weathervanes coming out of our studio will be sought after in the future based on this distinction. ‘ We have since made additional versions of this design. In addition to representing the patron saint, it has been popular with men named…

Pick up at our studio

March 18, 2015

Some of our customers enjoy coming by our studio for a personal tour to pick up their weathervane and see how it was made. We welcome the opportunity to introduce you to your weathervane maker (if your visit is on a work day), and show you around the studio, answering any questions you have about our process. If you like, we can have your completed weathervane set up for display so you can see how it will appear when installed at its new home….

Sun, Moon & Star Weathervane

January 9, 2014

…prosperity and good luck associated with shooting stars and comets. Making a wish the moment you glimpse their fleeting beauty in the night sky is thought to ensure that your wish will come true. If you want to combine the tradition of wishing on a star with the century old weathervane tradition of putting a ‘lucky penny’ inside your weathervane sculpture piece, you just may be able to increase the good fortune coming your way! Sun-lovers should…

Cupola Installation Method Without Internal Cross Brace – Large, Extra-Large and Super-Large Installation Rods

March 18, 2015

…ing length allowed by FedEx Ground Service is 108” (~274 cm) long, including packaging. A galvanized steel pipe can use used to extend this length. If you are in construction now, we can send out the installation hardware as soon as the order has been placed. It can then be installed prior to the roof being sealed off. The sculpture piece and remaining components will follow when completed to slide down over the already installed weathervane…

Elk Weathervane – Bugling

December 19, 2013

…an personalize it to our customer’s specifications. We also use brown glass taxidermy eyes to give it a lifelike appearance. We heavily texture the elk’s neck rough and belly section to match the fur markings of real elk. As soon as this weathervane is installed, the copper will begin to weather a dark chocolate brown color. If the antlers and white rump ‘target’ are gilded, the contrast is quite striking. A fairly recent variation we are…

Dog Weathervane – Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen

September 3, 2015

…order. It’s fun for us to create weather vanes that make our client’s day: We have received Oliver’s weathervane last week. Words can’t describe how much we love it and we can’t wait to put it on top of our roof soon! It really is a piece of wonderful sculpture with all the amazing details. Thank you so much for your hard work! We’ll send pictures once “Oliver’ is up on the roof! Pao We would love to customize a weathervane…

Cupola Installation Method Without Internal Cross Brace – Medium Sized Installation Rods

March 18, 2015

…it. That way we can make sure that the correct amount of spire sticks out the top of the cupola to receive the vane sculpture & its components. If you are in construction now, we can send out the installation hardware as soon as the order has been placed. It can then be installed prior to the roof being sealed off. The sculpture piece itself will follow when completed to slide down over the already installed weathervane hardware. Tools and…

Ordering a Weathervane – the Basics

September 20, 2013

…tirement etc), please let us know at the time you place your order. We will custom prepare a gift packet about your new weathervane to be given to the recipient on the special occasion. The weather vane itself will follow as soon as it is completed. If you are currently under construction, we do have the installation hardware in stock that can be sent out to you immediately. We require a deposit of 1/3 at the time the order is placed. This…

Contact Us

September 20, 2013

…than our posted hours and are often available on the weekends as well, because our studio is located on the same property as our residence. Please feel free to give us a call anytime. If you miss us, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Our studio is open by appointment only. We do not have an official showroom but usually have a number of work-in-progress weathervanes on hand as well as completed weathervanes preparing to leave for their…

Basic Drilled Installation Method

September 27, 2013

…tical installation rod) can be mounted. (See above) Truss construction can also be modified to install a weathervane using this method (See above). If you are in construction now, we can send out the installation hardware as soon as the order has been placed, for installation before the roof is sealed off. The sculpture piece itself will follow upon completion and slide down over the already installed weathervane hardware. Basic Drilled…

Moby Dick Weathervane

October 18, 2013

…wo main adversaries in the classic novel by Herman Melville, first published in 1851. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab has one purpose on this voyage: to seek out and kill Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab’s boat and bit off his leg, which now…

Cupola Installation Method – With Cross Brace

March 18, 2015

…cupola, you can usually do one of the following: unscrew the roof unscrew one of the louvers come up through the attic for access inside the cupola If you are in construction now, we can send out the installation hardware as soon as the order has been placed. It can then be installed prior to the roof being sealed off. The sculpture piece and remaining components will follow when completed to slide down over the already installed weathervane…