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December 6, 2023

  As daylight diminishes, and we settle into the long nights of winter, we think about how wonderful it is to be living a creative life working with amazing artisans and our inspiring creative customers. We wish each of you a special, healthy winter, with fun and camaraderie to spare. Happy New Year to All. … [ Read More ]

ThanksGiving Giving Thanks

November 1, 2023

Here at West Coast Weathervanes the harvest is still coming in: Apples, persimmons and pomegranates aplenty. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And we give thanks for the many ways the pilgrims arriving on the North American continent were received, protected, and sustained by the tribal nations established here for centuries. We would not have … [ Read More ]

Sound The Alarm! Fire Pumper Weathervane At Sotheby’s

February 10, 2020

Sotheby’s recently held an Americana themed auction titled “A New Dimension of Tradition: Important American Folk Art,” benefitting the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The copper and zinc horse-drawn fire pumper weathervane by Cushing & White had a top bid of $437,500. We are thrilled to see this beautiful weathervane, and to know it is … [ Read More ]

Historic Weathervane Sells for $300,000.00

July 18, 2019

This is a very interesting article from The Eagle Tribune, of North Andover, Massachusetts, on the recent sale of a silhouette style copper weather vane fabricated in 1725, likely by noted weathervane artist of the era Shem Drowne. Note the beautiful weathered state of the gold gilding. In fact, it was a condition of the … [ Read More ]

6 Foot Weather Vane being installed in Martha’s Vineyard

November 2, 2017

We made a beautiful 6 foot banner weather vane for the Martha’s Vineyard Federated Church and we just received this lovely article from The Vineyard Gazette about its installation.

Our Pied Piper plays To The Four Winds, a woodwind Chamber Concert in Australia

June 2, 2016

We recently collaborated with the Orchestra Victoria in Australia on a fun project. They asked to use our Pied Piper and Bird Weathervane as the cover photo for the program of their To the Four Winds chamber music concert, showcasing the full capacities of the woodwind family, proffering a rich diversity of coulour*, styles and genres. They graciously … [ Read More ]

Praying Mantis Weathervane

September 5, 2014

We just finished up a fun weathervane for customers who recently purchased a working farm founded in 1800. They built a garden structure 12’x24′ with a 30″ cupola on top. We thought you might enjoy seeing some pictures. It is a fun spin on the 1742 classic Grasshopper Weathervane from Boston’s Faneuil Hall.

Watering Can Weathervane with Nasturtiums

March 9, 2014

In January 2013 we received a phone call from a couple who had seen an article about West Coast Weather Vanes in the San Francisco Chronicle. It had been several years since the article had been published, but they cut it out and saved it. They were headed to Carmel to celebrate their anniversary and … [ Read More ]